April 19, 1908|
|Died: December 10, 1992
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 17, 1931 for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1942 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||345|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ernest Gordon Phelps (April 19, 1908 – December 10, 1992) born in Odenton, Maryland, United States was a catcher for the Washington Senators (1931), Chicago Cubs (1933–34), Brooklyn Dodgers (1935–41) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1942). His .367 batting average in 1936 remains the highest for any catcher in the modern era (1901–present).
He played 726 games in 11 seasons, batting .310 with 657 hits including 19 triples and 54 home runs, 345 RBI, a .362 on-base percentage, and a .472 slugging percentage. Phelps was named to the National League All-Star Team from 1938 to 1940, and helped the Dodgers win the 1941 National League pennant. He died in his hometown at the age of 84.