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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in San Jose, California, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameJack Wayne Lohrke
Nickname Lucky

Mini Bio (1)

Jack Lohrke was born on February 25, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jack Wayne Lohrke. He was an actor, known for The Stratton Story (1949) and 1951 World Series (1951). He was married to Marie Lohrke. He died on April 29, 2009 in San Jose, California.

Spouse (1)

Marie Lohrke (1948 - 29 April 2009) ( his death) ( 6 children)

Trivia (5)

Batted .242 with 22 HRs and 96 RBIs in 354 games for the New York Giants (1947-1951) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1952-1953). Got his nickname because he averted three potentially-fatal transit accidents before reaching the majors.
Escaped death at least 6 times by the time he was 22. As a member of the 35th Infantry Division, he fought in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. On 4 occasions, soldiers on both sides of him were killed in combat yet he emerged unscathed. On his way home from the war in 1945, he was bumped from a military transport plane that crashed and killed everyone on board. In 1946, while traveling with his minor-league teammates, he received orders during a rest stop to report immediately to the San Diego Padres. Soon afterward, the bus careened off a cliff killing 9 of the 15 players aboard.
He is survived by his son, John.
Made major league debut on 18 April 1947.
He met his future wife Marie while he was playing minor-league ball in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was the sister of a team-mate.

Personal Quotes (1)

Having been in combat, what's going to shock you? I'm a fatalist. I believe the old song, that whatever will be, will be.

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