St. Louis native Don Mueller, who led the majors in hits in 1954 and roamed the outfield with Willie Mays of the New York Giants, died on Wednesday. He was 84.
Mueller, who played at CBC, was signed by the Giants in 1944 and made his big-league debut four years later.
At age 23, he became a starter for the Giants in right field and hit .291 in his first full season.
...A career .296 hitter, Mueller became known as “Mandrake the Magician.” He finished his career with two seasons with the White Sox in 1958 and 59.
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