Saturday, October 08, 2005

Former Coast Leaguer Dick Faber Passes Away

Dick Faber, who pratrolled the outfield at Lane field in the early to mid-1950s, died on September 16, his family just announced. The family stated that he began his career by signing with Anaheim in 1947 (he may have appeared in less than ten games), I pick up Faber's career the next season with San Bernardino in the Sunset League, where he hit .303 in a 134 games. He followed that with a .305 season in the Western International League before getting a couple of minimal callups with the Solons in the Coast League, though playing most of the next two seasons in the Western International League, where he hit .301 and .274. In 1952, he was sent over to the San Diego Padres, where he played for the rest of his career.

After his baseball career ended, he joined a trucking firm, winding up as a general manager.


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