Gerber, Ex-Shortstop, Dies, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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Gerber, Ex-Shortstop, Dies COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 UP.— Walter "Spooks" Gerber, 59, once called the greatest shortstop in the major leagues, died early today at his home here following a heart attack. Gerber began his major league career with Pittsburgh in 1914, later played for the old Columbus Senators and then joined the St. Louis Browns in 1917. After 12 years with the Browns, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1929. In 1930 he went to St. Paul in the American , Association and retired in 1931.

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