Louis Joseph Berberet
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Lou Berberet, a catcher who appeared in 448 major league games, died on April 6, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 74.
He hit 31 home runs and drove in 153 runs in 1,224 career at-bats. His most productive season came in 1959 with the Tigers when he hit .216 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI.
In 77 games with Washington in 1957, he recorded no errors for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. In fact, he made just one error in his first 140 major league games.
According to his obituary, Berberet retired from a job as a general manager of a liquor distributorship. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was traded three times in his career. In Feb. 1956, the Yankees sent Berberet to Washington as part of a deal that brought Mickey McDermott and Bobby Kline to the Yankees. He was traded by the Senators in May 1958 to the Red Sox for Ken Aspromonte and he was traded again in December of that year, this time to the Tigers for Herb Moford.