Peaches Graham

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Peaches Graham
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Catcher
Born: (1877-03-23)March 23, 1877
Aledo, Illinois
Died: July 25, 1939(1939-07-25) (aged 62)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1902 for the Cleveland Bronchos
Last MLB appearance
June 18, 1912 for the Philadelphia Phillies[1]
Career statistics
Batting average .265
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 85
Teams

George Frederick "Peaches" Graham (March 23, 1877 – July 25, 1939) was a baseball catcher for the Cleveland Bronchos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Doves/Rustlers, and Philadelphia Phillies.

Born in Aledo, Illinois, Graham played seven seasons of Major League Baseball over the span of eleven years. He debuted in 1902 with the Bronchos as a second baseman, and came back in 1903 with the Cubs as a pitcher, but only pitched in one game, a loss.[2] After a five-year hiatus, Graham returned in 1908 as a utility player with the Braves. He started games as a catcher, second baseman, outfielder, third baseman, and shortstop, but was predominantly a catcher. Graham was traded mid-season 1911 to the Cubs, but only played there for three months before being traded for Dick Cotter to Philadelphia, where he would finish his major league career after the 1912 season at the age of thirty-five.[3]

He had a son, Jack, born in 1916, who would go on to play professional baseball. Graham died in Long Beach, California at the age of sixty-two.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof
  2. ^ "Peaches Graham Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Peaches Graham statistics". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 

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