February 3, 1903|
Harrison, New Jersey
|Died: June 10, 1989
|July 2, 1928 for the Cincinnati Reds|
Last MLB appearance
|October 2, 1938 for the Boston Bees|
|Runs batted in||464|
Joseph Valentine Stripp (February 3, 1903 in Harrison, New Jersey – June 10, 1989 in Orlando, Florida) is a former professional baseball player who played third base in the Major Leagues from 1928 to 1938. He would play for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers, and St. Louis Cardinals.
"Jersey Joe" Stripp was the last major league batter to bat against a legally thrown spitball, at the end of the career of Burleigh Grimes in 1934. Grimes was one of 17 pitchers who were allowed to continue to throw the spitball, after it was banned in 1920.
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