Re: Birthdays- 10/28
Doc Lavan came by his nickname the old-fashioned way- he earned it be actually being a practicing medical doctor. He was also a shortstop for both the Browns and the Cardinals (He held the Cardinal season record for RBIs by a shortstop for 80 years). He's probably best remembered for suing Browns owner Neal Ball for slander when Ball suggested to the press that some of the Browns players were laying down on the job.
Lavan served in both world wars, and is one of the few major league players buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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