Connie RyanBaseball, 1936-54
Jesuit High School/LSU/Major League Baseball
- Appeared in 1,184 Major League Baseball games over 12 seasons with the New York Giants, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, primarily as a second baseman.
- Registered a career batting average of .248 with 58 home runs.
- Tied a Major League record with six hits in a 1953 game against Pittsburgh.
- Helped the 1948 Boston Braves to the National League title and a World Series appearance.
- Tallied a .295 batting average with 13 stolen bases in 1944 as he earned a trip to the All-Star Game, but he ended up playing just 88 games as he enlisted in the Army and served overseas until 1946.
- After a standout career at Jesuit High School, became the first player to earn a full baseball scholarship to LSU. He only played one year for the Tigers before turning pro.
- Born Feb. 27, 1920 and died Jan. 3, 1996 at the age of 75.