Enos “Country” Slaughter died yesterday morning in a North Carolina hospital. Slaughter was a lifetime .300 hitter. He spent 19 seasons in the majors, 13 with St. Louis. Slaughter had been in the hospital since late July and had emergency procedures on his colon and to repair ulcers. He was a member of four World Series championship teams, two with the Cardinals. In 1946 Slaughter made what became known as his “mad dash”, when he scored the winning run of the World Series from first base. Enos Slaughter was 86 years old.
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