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Quick facts for kidsGeorge Shuba
December 13, 1924|
|Died: September 29, 2014
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|July 2, 1948 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 1955 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||125|
|*Brooklyn Dodgers (1948–1955)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*1955 World Series Championship|
George "Shotgun" Shuba (December 13, 1924 – September 29, 2014) was an American baseball player. He was an outfielder. He was a left-handed pinch hitter in Major League Baseball. Shuba played seven seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
While playing for a farm team in the 1940s, Shuba offered a congratulatory handshake to teammate Jackie Robinson, who went on to become the first African American to play in a major league game since the late 19th century. The moment was captured in a well-known photograph dubbed A Handshake for the Century for featuring the first interracial handshake in a professional baseball game.
Shuba died on September 29, 2014, at age 89 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was the last living Brooklyn Dodger who appeared in the final game of the 1955 World Series, the only one won by the Dodgers in their Brooklyn history.
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