Verdo Elmore

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Verdo Wilson Elmore
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Biographical Information[edit]

". . . one of the most multifaceted folks you're ever going to read about . . . " - from an article about Verdo Elmore [1]

Verdo Elmore is remembered as one of the few major leaguers who had three or more hits in the majors with all of them being doubles.

In 1923 he played for the Americus, GA team whose player-manager was Joe Jackson. Photo: photo

He also played with Jackson in Bastrop, LA in 1922-1923. source

He is listed as being at the University of Alabama in 1925-1926, as were Red Barnes, Bruce Connatser, Grant Gillis, John Campbell and Syd Cohen. Andy Cohen was there in 1925, while Jackie Hayes, Ray Pepper and Tommy Sewell were there in 1926.

A biography about Elmore states that he served in World War I. He then went to the University of Alabama and got a degree in law. He came to the majors in the year he graduated from college (The article states he graduated in 1924, which conflicts with information in the BR database which shows him in school at UA during 1925-1926). In addition to playing in the minor leagues, he also managed there. His playing days ended as a result of a broken leg.

He had begun practicing law even while pursuing a baseball career, and went back to the law when he retired from playing. He was elected to the Alabama State Senate in 1938 and the next year was appointed as a judge. He was considered the "Barbecue King of Pickens County", supervising large barbecue feasts. He also liked to hunt. Source: [2].

Through 2019, he is the only Verdo to have been in the majors, but there has been one other Elmore: Jake Elmore.

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