On September 15, 1958 — Snuffy Stirnweiss is killed when the New Jersey commuter train in which he is a passenger plunges off the CRRNJ Newark Bay Bridge between Elizabethport and Bayonne. The 39 year-old former All-Star infielder, who played with the Yankees, Browns, and Indians, led the American League in hitting with a .309 average playing for New York in 1945.

 


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