Born: 9/22/34 Lexington; KY Bats R Throws R Ht. 6 Wt. 180 lbs.
Replacing an injured Tommy Davis in early May; Sweet Lou joined the Dodgers and became a major contributor in the clubs drive to the World Championship in 1965 in his first appearance; he went into the game as a pinch-runner; stole second and later scored the winning run homered in his first start and also slugged a homer in late September to beat the Reds 2-1 and put the Dodgers in first place to stay scored the winning run as the Dodgers beat the Braves to clinch the National League pennant batted .296 in the 1965 World Series against the Minnesota Twins and hit two home runs; including the go-ahead shot in the decisive Game 7 hit .272 with 17 home runs to help the Dodgers win another pennant in 1966 batted .270 in 1967; his third and final season with the Dodgers his eight-year major league career also included stints with the Chicago Cubs (1960; 1968); the Los Angeles (1961) and California (1969) Angels; Milwaukee Braves (1962) and Cleveland Indians (1968) now a member of the Dodgers Speakers Bureau.
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