Roy Robert Partee
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Roy Partee, a catcher with the Red Sox and Browns, died Dec. 26, 2000.
Partee, who served in the Army during World War II, returned in 1946 to help the Red Sox win the AL pennant.
In the 1946 series, he was also a part of the Cardinals' Enos Slaughter's Mad Dash.
With the game tied at 3, Slaughter hit a single in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Red Sox recorded two outs. The Cardinals' Harry Walker came up to bat with Slaughter still on first.
Slaughter took off for second on a steal attempt, but Walker connected with the ball, sending it over the shortstop into the outfield. Slaughter ran through the sign by the third-base coach while Boston's Leon Culberson fielded the ball and threw it to shortstop Johnny Pesky.
Pesky threw the ball to Partee at home, but Slaughter slid past him for the winning run.
In Nov. 1947, the Red Sox traded Partee, along with Jim Wilson, Al Widmar, Eddie Pellagrini, Pete Laydenm, Joe Owstrowski and $310,000 to the St. Louis Browns for Jack Kramer and Vern Stephens.
He was involved in another trade in 1948 that sent him to the Yankees. New York, however, sent Partee to the minor leagues.