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Norm Cash ('Stormin' Norman)

Born November 10, 1934 in Justiceburg, Garza County Texas. He attended Sul Ross State Teachers College in Alpine Texas , where he was All-Lone Star Conference in football as well as playing baseball; he was drafted by the Chicago Bears as a running back in 1955, but declined to play pro football and opted for a career in professional baseball.

Known to fans and teammates during his playing days as "Stormin' Norman." He was a left-handed Major League Baseball first baseman who spent almost his entire career with the Detroit Tigers. Apart from his batting accomplishments, Cash was a favorite with his teammates, the media, and Tiger fans. He was known for his hard living and his sense of humor. 

An outstanding power hitter, his 377 career home runs were the fourth most by an American League left-handed hitter when he retired, behind Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig; his 373 home runs with the Tigers rank second in franchise history behind his teammate Al Kaline (399). He also led the AL in assists three times and fielding percentage twice; he ranked among the all-time leaders in assists (4th, 1317) and double plays (10th, 1347) upon his retirement, and was fifth in AL history in games at first base (1943). He was known to fans and teammates during his playing days as "Stormin' Norman."

Norm Cash drowned in a boating accident in Michigan on October 11, 1986 when he was 52.

 

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