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Lou Criger

Born: February 3, 1872(1872-02-03)
Elkhart, Indiana
Died: May 14, 1934 (aged 62)
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 21, 1896 for the Cleveland Spiders
Last MLB appearance
June 3, 1912 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average     .221
Hits     709
Runs batted in     342
Career highlights and awards

Louis Criger (February 3, 1872 in Elkhart, Indiana – May 14, 1934 in Tucson, Arizona) was a Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Spiders (1896-1898), St. Louis Cardinals (1899-1900), Boston Americans/Red Sox (1901-1908), St. Louis Browns (1909, 1912), and the New York Highlanders (1910).

Criger became the first Opening Day catcher in Boston American League franchise's history. A catcher for most of Cy Young's 511 victories, he also caught every inning for eight games with Boston in the first-ever World Series in 1903, helping his team win the championship.

In a 16-season career, he batted .221 with 11 home runs and 342 RBIs. Criger stole 58 career bases and scored 337 runs. He had 709 career hits in 3202 at bats.

1901 Boston Americans Opening Day lineup

Tommy Dowd LF
Charlie Hemphill   RF
Chick Stahl CF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Buck Freeman 1B
Freddy Parent SS
Hobe Ferris 2B
Lou Criger C
Win Kellum P

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