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American baseball player

Buzz Arlett is ...

Born 3 Jan 1899 in Elmhurst
Died 16 May 1964 in Minneapolis
Age65 years, 4 months
Buzz Arlett
Buzz Arlett
Buzz Arlett

About Buzz Arlett

Russell Loris Arlett (January 3, 1899 – May 16, 1964), also known as Buzz Arlett, was an American baseball player of German descent, sometimes called "the Babe Ruth of the minor leagues." Like Ruth, Arlett was a large man (6'4" and 230 pounds (104 kg)) who began his career as a pitcher before becoming his league's dominant home run hitter. He was for many decades the all-time minor league home run king in the United States, until being surpassed by Mike Hessman on August 3, 2015. He spent one season with the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).


In 1945, Buzz was inducted into the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

In 1964, Buzz Arlett died of a heart attack in Minneapolis and was interred at Lakewood Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and his older brothers Harry and Dick. In 1984, the Society for American Baseball Research voted Arlett the most outstanding player in the history of minor-league baseball.