1947 Draft: Walt Dropo

<h4>1947 Draft</h4><br>
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<b>Walt Dropo (1942-43, '45-47)</b><br>
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<b><a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000152" title="University of Connecticut" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-connecticut-OREDU0000152.topic">UConn</a> highlights:</b> No. 2 in career scoring average (20.7) 60 years after completing career (848 points in 41 games). Two-time All-New England selection (1944, '47).<br>
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<b>Of note:</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15007001" title="American League" href="/topic/sports/baseball/american-league-15007001.topic">American League</a> rookie of the year in 1950 as first baseman with the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000005" title="Boston Red Sox" href="/topic/sports/baseball/boston-red-sox-ORSPT000005.topic">Red Sox</a> (.322, 34 homers, 144 RBI). Played 13 major league seasons with five teams (.270, 152 homers, 704 RBI). Drafted in 1947 by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA</a>'s Providence Steamrollers, and in 1946 by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000007" title="NFL" href="/topic/sports/football/nfl-ORSPT000007.topic">NFL</a>'s <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000036" title="Chicago Bears" href="/topic/sports/football/chicago-bears-ORSPT000036.topic">Chicago Bears</a>.
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1947 Draft



Walt Dropo (1942-43, '45-47)

UConn highlights: No. 2 in career scoring average (20.7) 60 years after completing career (848 points in 41 games). Two-time All-New England selection (1944, '47).

Of note: American League rookie of the year in 1950 as first baseman with the Red Sox (.322, 34 homers, 144 RBI). Played 13 major league seasons with five teams (.270, 152 homers, 704 RBI). Drafted in 1947 by the NBA's Providence Steamrollers, and in 1946 by the NFL's Chicago Bears.

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