Neill Sheridan, Boston Red Sox baseball player, Died at 93

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Neill Rawlins Sheridan, nicknamed “Wild Horse, born 20 November 1921, and Died on 15 October 2015.

Neill Sheridan was Born in Sacramento, California, Sheridan threw and batted right-handed; he was 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds.

Neill was a phenomenal  baseball player in America, his professional  12-season career in  (1943–1954) largely took place in the minor leagues.

He was an outfielder by trade, he saw his only Major League service for the Boston Red Sox, in 1948 he  appeared in two games, played once as a pinch hitter and next as a pinch runner.

Neill appeared as a pinch runner for Bobby Doerr (a future Hall of Famer) with Boston embroiled in a four-team pennant scramble, in the sixth inning of an 8–6 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium in September 19, 1948.

One week later, Neill logged his only MLB at bat when he pinch hit in the ninth inning for pitcher Dave Ferriss at Yankee Stadium during a 6–2 Red Sox defeat.

Neill was called out on strikes while Facing New York Yankees’ left-hander Tommy Byrne.

His Major League Baseball trial came to an end after those two games as a minor leaguer.

However, Neill appeared in 1,446 games and was a mainstay of the post-World War II Pacific Coast League.

Neill wore the uniform of five PCL teams, including both clubs in his native San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Seals and the Oakland Oaks.

Neill Sheridan died of pneumonia on October 15, 2015 at age 93.

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