Clyde Frederick Vollmer
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Clyde Vollmer, who hit 69 home runs in his 10-year career in the major leagues, died on Oct. 2, 2006, in Florence, Kentucky.
In 10 seasons in the major leagues, he hit .251 with 69 home runs, 339 RBIs and seven stolen bases. His most productive season came in 1951 with the Boston Red Sox when he hit .251 with 22 home runs and 85 RBI.
According to his obituary, Vollmer hit a home run in his first at-bat in the major leagues on May 31, 1942. He didn't hit another home run in the major leagues until 1947. Following the 1942 season, he entered the Army and served for three years during World War II.
In September 1948, the Reds traded him to Washington for Carden Gillenwater. Washington traded him, in May 1950, Washington traded him to the Red Sox for Tommy O'Brien and Merl Combs.
Following his career, he owned the Lark Lounge.