Pete Suder

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Pete Suder
Pete Suder.jpg
Infielder
Born: (1916-04-16)April 16, 1916
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Died: November 14, 2006(2006-11-14) (aged 90)
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1941 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1955 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .249
Hits 1268
RBI 541
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 9th in the AL in doubles in 1948 with 29

Peter Suder (April 16, 1916 – November 14, 2006), nicknamed "Pecky," was an American professional baseball player, a utility infielder for the Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics (1941–43 and 1946–55). He was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Suder led the American League in grounding into double plays (23) in 1941. He is also the Athletics' all-time leader in grounding into double plays (158). Suder was a member of the 1949 Philadelphia Athletics team that set a major league team record of 217 double plays, a record which still stood as of 2010.[1][2]

In 13 seasons he played in 1,421 games, had 5,085 at bats, 469 runs, 1,268 hits, 210 doubles, 44 triples, 49 home runs, 541 runs batted in, 19 stolen bases, 288 bases on balls, a .249 batting average, .290 on-base percentage, .337 slugging percentage, 1,713 total bases and 92 sacrifice hits.

He died, aged 90, in Aliquippa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macht, Norman (December 1989). "Old A's Were Masters of the Double Play". Baseball Digest (Books.Google.com). Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "A Record with Legs: Most Double Plays Turned in a Season". philadelphiaathletics.org. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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