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Wed, 1972-12-20

On December 20, 1972, Hall of Fame catcher Gabby Hartnett dies on his 72nd birthday. Hartnett batted .297 over a 20-year career with the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants. Hartnett gained election to the Hall of Fame in 1955.

 

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