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Joe Erautt
Born (1921-09-01)September 1, 1921
Vibank, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died October 6, 1976(1976-10-06) (aged 55)
Portland, Oregon

Joseph Michael Erautt (September 1, 1921 – October 6, 1976) was a Canadian-born professional baseball player. Nicknamed "Stubby", the 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 175 lb (79 kg) catcher appeared in 32 total over parts of two seasons (1950–51) with the Chicago White Sox. Born in Vibank, Saskatchewan, and of German descent, he was the elder brother of MLB pitcher Eddie Erautt. The Erautt family moved to Portland, Oregon, before Eddie was born, hence the younger sibling was a native American citizen.

Joe Erautt was an alumnus of the University of Portland. He served in the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.[1] His war-interrupted professional career extended for 14 total seasons (1940–42; 1946–56) and included almost 1,100 games played in minor league baseball.

His MLB service consisted of two 16-game stints with the White Sox. For his career, he collected eight hits, including one double, and compiled a .186 batting average in 43 at-bats, with one run batted in.


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