Born: April 10, 1907|
High Point, North Carolina
Died: April 21, 1979|
Lexington, North Carolina
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 20, 1931 for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1941 for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||143|
In 1930, he hit .380 for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern Association, and in 1931 he made his major league debut with the Washington Senators. Bolton spent the next few years with Washington. In 1933, he hit .410 coming off the bench; Washington won the American League pennant that season, and Bolton batted twice in the World Series. His only two years as a major league regular were 1935 and 1936.
By 1940, Bolton had returned to the minor leagues. He had another good season in 1941 with the South Atlantic League's Greenville Spinners and returned to the Senators at the end of the season. However, he went 0 for 11 at the plate and never played in the majors again.
Bolton had a few more big-hitting seasons in the North Carolina State League towards the end of the 1940s. He retired after the 1952 season.
- Baseball Reference
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