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Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Obituary: Former standout shortstop Bo Strickland dead at 84


Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS George "Bo" Strickland, a big league shortstop for 10 seasons and a coach, manager and scout for 11 more, has died.

Peggy Lionnet of the Greenwood Funeral Home in New Orleans confirmed Tuesday that Strickland died on Sunday. He was 84.

Strickland played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950-52) and Cleveland Indians (1952-57, 1959-60). The highlight of his career came during his days with the Indians. As the starting shortstop, he helped the Indians win a record 111 games in the American League and advance to the World Series in 1954. The following year, he led all shortstops in fielding and had a .284 batting average.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com