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Floyd Vernie Speer, Right-anded Pitcher for the Oakland Oaks.
Floyd Vernie Speer was an Americanmarker professional baseball pitcher. He was born on January 27, 1913, in Booneville, Arkansasmarker. He attended Booneville High School, where he starred in baseball. His twin brother, Bernie Loyd Speer, was often his catcher.

Floyd began his professional baseball career in 1938 in the, now defunct, Cotton States League. He moved to play for Shreveportmarker, in the Texas League in 1941. At the age of 30, Speer broke into the big leagues on April 25, 1943, with the Chicago White Sox. he played his last game with the Sox on May 3, 1944. He later played for other minor league teams, Milwaukee Brewers 1945 and the Oakland Oaks (predecessor to the Oakland A's), 1946-48.

Floyd Vernie Speer married Rosadell McConnell, who was also from Booneville, Arkansasmarker.

Speer returned to Arkansas where he died in Little Rockmarker on March 22, 1969. He was 56 years old. Speers was returned to his hometown of Booneville, where he was buried in the Carolan Community Cemetery, 5 miles outside of town.

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Sources

  • http://oaklandoaks.tripod.com/speer.html
  • http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=speerfl01



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