Claude William Passeau

Born: April 9, 1909

Died: August 30, 2003

Hometown: Waynesboro, MS

Year of Induction: 1964


College Career

Millsaps (1928-1932)

• 12 letter winner, all sports (’28-’31)


Pro Baseball Career

Pittsburgh Pirates (1935)
Philadelphia Phillies (1936-1939)
Chicago Cubs (1939-1947)

• World Series: Chicago vs. Detroit, Detroit won 4 games to 3 (’45)

• National League All-Star Team (’41, ‘42, ’45)

• Started, National League All-Star Game (’46)

Chicago Cubs (1948-1949)

• Instructor and minor league manager

Did You Know?

Claude Passeau and former President Ronald Reagan were friends who met in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1935. President Reagan was a radio announcer covering the team for which Passeau was playing.

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