Maranville, (Walter James Vincent) “Rabbit”(1891–1954) baseball player; born in Springfield, Mass. During his 23-year career as an infielder (1912–35), mostly with the Boston Braves, he established many fielding records with his colorful play, including most lifetime putouts by a shortstop (5,133). He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1954.
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