Tuesday, February 7, 2017
December 19, 1924
August 12, 1997
1940-41 Creighton Prep - Omaha, NE (High School)
1941-42 Creighton Prep - Omaha, NE (High School)
1942-43 Creighton Prep - Omaha, NE (High School)
1947-48 Omaha Tomahawks (PBLA)
He returned the the Dodgers in 1946, and was with the team through 1950. After the 1947 season, he played basketball with the Tomahawks back home in Omaha. A broken ankle in 1948 changed his pitching form, and hastened the end of his athletic career. After a couple of seasons in the minor leagues, we was done in 1952. After suffering through severe depression from the abrupt ending of his baseball career, he wound up trying broadcasting, and achieved success, culminating in working as the address announcer for the Baltimore Orioles. Diabetes and heart issues plagued him in his later years, and he died in 1997.
Rex married Beverly Duda in 1947 and they had two children before getting divorced.
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