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Max Cullen Macon
was a Major League Baseball
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player and Minor League Baseball
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Manager. He was primarily a pitcher
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but also played first base and the outfield
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during his career which spanned 1938-1947. His most extensive playing time was with the 1944 Boston Braves
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. Macon's career was interrupted from 1945 to 1946 while he served in World War II
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. After his playing career ended, he managed in the minor leagues for a number of years.