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Roger Peckinpaugh

Roger Peckinpaugh tagged out at home in the mid-1920s.
Shortstop
Born: February 5, 1891(1891-02-05)
Wooster, Ohio
Died: November 17, 1977 (aged 86)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 15, 1910 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1927 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average     .259
Home runs     48
Runs batted in     740
Stolen bases     205
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Career highlights and awards
  • 1925 AL MVP
  • Yankees captain 1914-1921

Roger Thorpe Peckinpaugh (February 5, 1891 – November 17, 1977) was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1910-1913), New York Yankees (1913-1921), Washington Senators (1922-1926) and Chicago White Sox (1927). He managed the Yankees for 20 games in 1914 and was the team captain for the remainder of his time with the club.

Born in Wooster, Ohio, he won the League Award in the American League in 1925. In the 1925 World Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Peckinpaugh committed eight errors in the seven-game series, contributing to the Pittsburgh victory. This was not out of character for him; he has the second-worst fielding percentage since 1910 of players with at least 1900 games played.

After retiring, Peckinpaugh served as the Indians' manager, and later became Cleveland's general manager and president. He died in Cleveland, Ohio at age 86 and is buried in Acacia Masonic Memorial Park in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company, Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59851-025-6

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Walter Johnson
American League Most Valuable Player
1925
Succeeded by
George Burns
Preceded by
Frank Chance
New York Yankees Manager
1914
Succeeded by
Bill Donovan
Preceded by
Jack McCallister
Cleveland Indians Manager
1928-1933
Succeeded by
Walter Johnson
Preceded by
Ossie Vitt
Cleveland Indians Manager
1941
Succeeded by
Lou Boudreau
Preceded by
Hal Chase
New York Yankees team captain
1914 to 1921
Succeeded by
Babe Ruth
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