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    interested in knowing

    My dad grew up a Philadelphia Athletics fan. His stepdad and I finally converted him to a Yankee fan.
    Anyway, he used to tell me about an infield they had in the 40's. I think his favorite player was a guy named Pete Suder. I think the others he mentioned were Fain and Joost( I can't remember th 4th.)
    Can anyone enlighten me on these guys.

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    The other players in question are Ferris Fain and Eddie Joost.

    Ferris Fain (nicknamed "Burrhead") played in the majors from 1947-1955, spending 1947-1952 with the Philadelphia A's. His career record here:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play...php?p=fainfe01

    Eddie Joost was in the majors from 1936-1955, spending 1947-1954 with the A's. Career record:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play...hp?p=joosted01

    Pete Suder spent his entire major league career in Philadelphia, 1941-1955.
    Career record:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play...hp?p=suderpe01

    It looks like the other player you can't remember would have had to played between 1947 and 1952. Here's a link to the all-time Athletics teams. Scroll down to the bottom and you can find the lineups for each year's team by clicking on the year.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/athl.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aa3rt
    The other players in question are Ferris Fain and Eddie Joost.

    Ferris Fain (nicknamed "Burrhead") played in the majors from 1947-1955, spending 1947-1952 with the Philadelphia A's. His career record here:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play...php?p=fainfe01

    Eddie Joost was in the majors from 1936-1955, spending 1947-1954 with the A's. Career record:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play...hp?p=joosted01

    Pete Suder spent his entire major league career in Philadelphia, 1941-1955.
    Career record:

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play...hp?p=suderpe01

    It looks like the other player you can't remember would have had to played between 1947 and 1952. Here's a link to the all-time Athletics teams. Scroll down to the bottom and you can find the lineups for each year's team by clicking on the year.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/athl.shtml
    Thank You for the links. Looking at the 47 roster, I think the other one my dad said was Majeski.
    Obviously, Feris Fain was the best of them. Didn't he win a batting title one or two of those years?
    Joost walked a lot. Until Barry Bonds, 149 walks was definitely a lot. I think Ruth's old record was 170.
    Suder was an average hitter at best.
    Majeski hit .310 one year. That's not too bad.
    One last note, did you know that there was a 22 year old infielder on that team named Nellie Fox. I think he had some good years ahead of him.

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    I believe the infield of Fain, Suder/Fox, Joost, and Majeski (1949) still holds the record for most doubleplays turned in a season. (Yes, Nellie Fox was originally an Athletic.) Unfortunately, Fox and Majeski were traded to the White Sox that Fall following the season.

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