Cornelius John “Neil” Berry was born on January 11, 1922, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and died on August 24, 2016.
He was a Major League Baseball infielder
Neil played seven seasons in the American League with the Detroit Tigers (1948–1952), St. Louis Browns (1953), Chicago White Sox (1953), and Baltimore Orioles (1954).
He attended Western Michigan University and signed with the Detroit Tigers in 1942 at age 20.
Berry made it to the major leagues in 1948 as a utility infielder for Detroit, playing 41 games at shortstop and at 26 games at second base.
After Eddie Mayo retirement, Berry became the Tigers starting second baseman in 1949, hitting only .237 with 18 RBIs in 329 at bats.
During 1950, Berry lost the starting second baseman job to Jerry Priddy and had only 40 at bats.
During his major league career he played in 442 games with a .244 batting average, 835 assists, 612 putouts, 177 double plays, 265 hits, 148 runs scored, 74 RBIs, 28 doubles and no home runs.
Neil Berry passed away at 94 years old.