Rudy Kemmler

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Rudy Kemmler
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Catcher
Born: 1860
Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 20, 1909(1909-06-20)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 1879 for the Providence Grays
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1889 for the Columbus Solons
Career statistics
Batting average .195
Home runs 0
Runs scored 79
Teams

Rudolph Kemmler, born Rudolph Kemler, (January 1860 – June 20, 1909) was an American Major League Baseball catcher for all or part of eight seasons. He played for seven different teams in the National League and American Association between 1879 and 1889.

Kemmler was a poor hitter but a good defensive catcher. In the days before catchers had protection against pitched balls, he was quite durable. He spent most of his career as a reserve player.

Kemmler caught two no-hitters in 1884 for Columbus Buckeye pitchers Ed Morris and Frank Mountain.

Kemmler died in his hometown of Chicago, and is interred at Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois.[1]

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  1. ^ "Rudy Kemmler's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 

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