Famed professional baseball player Pete Runnels lived from January 28, 1928, to May 20, 1991.

The Lufkin native was a solid hitter and a versatile infielder who played for the Washington Senators (1951-57), the Boston Red Sox (1958-62) and the Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) before retiring to run a sporting goods store in Pasadena, Texas. He also founded Camp Champions in Marble Falls, Texas.

Runnels was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He was a five-time All Star.

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