July 18, 1917
August 10, 2001
Olympia Fields, IL
1933-34 Thornton Township High School - Illinois (High School)
1934-35 Thornton Township High School - Illinois (High School)
1935-36 Thornton Township High School - Illinois (High School)
1936-37 University of Illinois (College)
1937-38 University of Illinois (College)
1938-39 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
Although he became one of the greatest shortstops in baseball history, Lou Boudreau was an All-American basketball player prior to his Major League career.
Boudreau married his high school sweetheart Della DeRuiter (1916-1999) in 1938. He had two sons, Louis and Henry, and two daughter, Sharyn McLain (wife of baseball player Denny McLain) and Paula Golazewski.
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