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Ivey Wingo of the Cincinnati Reds in 1915.

Ivey Brown Wingo (July 8, 1890 - March 1, 1941) was a Major League Baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. Wingo spent the first three years of his career (1911-1914) with the Cardinals and last fourteen years with the Reds.

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Life Outside of Baseball

It is not known exactly where Ivey Wingo was born. Some accounts say Gainesville, Georgia while others say Norcross, GA. Regardless, he was a native Georgian who spent the entirety of his life as a resident of the state.

Playing Days

Wingo is best known for being the backstop for the 1919 World Series Championship Reds team. That team is known for winning the a series fixed by, amongst others, Arnold Rothstein & Abe "Little Champ" Attell.

At the time of his retirement, he held the National League record for games caught in a career at 1,233.

He was also manager of the Reds for two games, splitting them both in the middle of the 1916 season

Career Highlights/Lowlights

  • He led the National League in At Bats per Strikeout (30.7) in 1917.
  • He still holds the Major League record for most career errors by a catcher (234).

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Preceded by
Buck Herzog
Cincinnati Reds Manager
1916
Succeeded by
Christy Mathewson
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