Pat Duncan (baseball)

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Pat Duncan
Pat Duncan.jpg
Outfielder
Born: (1893-10-06)October 6, 1893
Coalton, Ohio
Died: July 17, 1960(1960-07-17) (aged 66)
Jackson, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 16, 1915 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1924 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average .307
Home runs 23
Runs batted in 374
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • World Series Champion: 1919

Louis Baird "Pat" Duncan (October 6, 1893 in Coalton, Ohio – July 17, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio), was a professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1915-1924. He would play for the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1921, the park (Crosley Field) was in its tenth season and no one had yet hit a ball over the fence without the benefit of a bounce. The first ball to clear the fence on the fly was hit in late May by John Beckwith of the Chicago Giants of the Negro National League. Then on June 2, with the last-place Reds playing the St. Louis Cardinals, Duncan dug in against left-handed hurler Ferdie Schupp with a runner on second and one out. Duncan connected. The ball rocketed toward left field, easily cleared the wall, and Duncan had registered Organized Baseball’s first home run to go out of the park in Redland Field. It cleared the 12-foot concrete wall by four to six feet, and it traveled an estimated 400 feet.

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