Whammy Douglas was born on Sunday, February 17, 1935, in Carrboro, North Carolina. Douglas was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 29, 1957, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Whammy Douglas baseball stats page.
"( Branch ) Rickey thought the eye would affect me. He told me I would never be able to field my position. I proved him wrong, though, and he eventually apologized. I think I led every league I ever played in with pickoffs at second base. People would say, 'You can't see second base, what's going on?' Rickey apologized down the road, though. He was an alright guy." - Whammy Douglas on MiLB.com (Kevin T. Czerwinski, 07/30/2008, 'Whammy' racked up wins with one eye', Source )
Whammy Douglas Autograph on a 1959 Topps Baseball Card (#431 | Checklist )
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In 1954, Whammy Douglas pitched for the Brunswick Pirates in the Georgia-Florida League and won a league record 27 games. His road to the big leagues had begun, as illustrated by this insightful article:
Whammy Douglas | The Daily Independent | March 24, 1955 | Page 8
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