Shires, Art

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Shires, Art Gender: M
Charles Arthur Shires
born on 13 August 1906 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Italy, Texas, 32n11, 96w53
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Art Shires


American baseball first baseman, a colourful character with a penchant for self-praise, he earned himself the nicknames "Art The Great" and "What-a-Man."

He played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox (1928-1930), Washington Senators (1930) and Boston Braves (1932). In a four-year major league career, Shires played in 290 games, accumulating 287 hits in 986 at bats for a .291 career batting average along with 11 home runs, 119 runs batted in, an on-base percentage of .347, and a .988 fielding percentage.

Art Shires died on 13 July 1967 at the age of 60 in Italy, Texas.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Traits : Body : Handedness (Batted left, threw right)
  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of nine children)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (First baseman)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (MLB player, 1928-1932)