Bernard Bartholomew Uhalt
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Bernard Uhalt, who played briefly in the major leagues in the 1930s, died on Sept. 3, 2004 in Rossmoor, Calif. He was 94.
The outfielder made his major-league debut with the Chicago White Sox on April 17, 1934. He hit .242 in 57 games that season and drove in 16 runs. His last game in the major leagues came on July 1, 1934.
While he found limited success in the major leagues, he was a legend of the Pacific Coast League. In his PCL career, he hit .298 with 2,798 hits in 2,499 games. His PCL numbers also include 401 stolen bases and 130 triples.
According to reports, Uhalt was an outstanding football and baseball player in high school. He turned down football scholarship offers to pursue a professional baseball career.
His minor league career included the Oakland Oaks of the PCL, Milwaukee of the American Association, Hollywood of the PCL and San Francisco of the PCL.
Uhalt and his wife had moved to Rossmoor in 1991 after their Oakland home was destroyed by fire.
He is a member of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.