- Category : Sports-Baseball
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
American athlete at Duke University in 1951.
He playied basketball in his junior year in spite of being only 5'11". He moved into baseball as a shortstop, and fresh out of school signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates 6/16/1952. He played his first pro game in the major leagues three days later.
Groat was drafted into the U.S. Army 1/05/54. He moved back with the Pirates in 1955, and married on 11/11/1955. His peak year was 1960, playing the World Series.
He was named winner of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 12/31/60.