John Doward Sanford
Born: June 23, 1917 in Chatham, Va.
Died: Jan. 4, 2005 in Greensboro, N.C.
Debut: 1940 | Pos: 1B
H: 6'3" | W: 195 | B: R | T: R
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John D. "Jack" Sanford, who played in 47 games in the majors, died on Jan. 4, 2005, in Greensboro, N.C. from cardiac and respiratory arrest. He was 88.
He played in 47 games in the major leagues, all of the with Washington. He hit .209 with 11 RBI.
He debuted with the team in 1940, hitting .197 in 122 at-bats with 10 RBI. He played in three games in 1941 and appeared in the majors for 10 games in 1946.
From 1941-1946, he served in the Air Force and played and coached on baseball teams there.
From 1956 to 1966, he worked as a professor and the chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Elon. In 10 seasons as the school's head baseball coach, he posted a 184-110 record.
From 1966 to 1984, he worked for Barton College and he coached the baseball team in 1973 and again from 1981 to 1984. He retired after the team won its first conference championship in 1984.
He lettered in football, basketball, baseball and
track at the University of Richmond.
Source: Associated Press obituary