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Born in McAlister, New Mexico, USA
Died in Long Beach, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameVernon Decatur Stephens
Nicknames Junior
Buster

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Vern Stephens was born on October 23, 1920 in McAlister, New Mexico, USA as Vernon Decatur Stephens. He was an actor, known for Alcoa Premiere (1961), 1949 MLB All-Star Game (1949) and 1951 MLB All-Star Game (1951). He died on November 3, 1968 in Long Beach, California, USA.

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Shortstop with the St. Louis Browns (1941-1947 & 1953[end]), Boston Red Sox (1948-1952), Chicago White Sox (1953[start] & 1955[end]), and Baltimore Orioles (1954-1955[start]).
Made major league debut on 13 September 1941, the first of 3 games played that season.
Led the American League in games played, 1948-1949 (155 in each season).
Led the American League in runs batted in 1944 (109), 1949 (159), and 1950 (144).
In 1944 led the American League in home runs (24).
In 1945 led American Leagu shortstops in fielding percentage (.961).
Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006.

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