Harry Anderson

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Harry, nicknamed Harry the Horse,  a graduate of West Nottingham Academy in North East, Maryland, began his Delaware baseball career playing for Holly Oak in the Delaware Semi-Pro League. He
also played for Elkton ( Susquehanna League) and Bay View (Cecil County League) while he was an undergraduate at West Chester State Teachers College. He was signed by Bob Carpenter’s Philadelphia
Phillies out of West Chester State Teachers College and assigned to Terre Haute of the Three I League where he batted .323 in 1953.  Anderson. moved up to Schenectady (Eastern League) and then
to Syracuse (International League). Anderson was called up to the parent club (Phillies) in 1957. He had his best major league year in 1958, playing 140 games, batting.301, with 97 RBIs, 23 home runs
and 34 doubles. Harry earned National League Sophomore-of-the-Year honors that year. He also played parts of two years with the Cincinnati Reds. He ended his professional career in 1962 with a 5-year
batting average of .264, 60 home runs and 242 RBIs,  and returned to Delaware.



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