Steve Evans (baseball)

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Steve Evans
Steve Evans.jpg
Outfielder
Born: February 17, 1885
Cleveland, Ohio
Died: December 28, 1943(1943-12-28) (aged 58)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 16, 1908 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1915 for the Baltimore Terrapins
Career statistics
Batting average .287
Home runs 32
Runs batted in 466
Teams

Louis Richard (Steve) Evans (February 17, 1885 in Cleveland, Ohio – December 28, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball.

He signed his first professional contract in 1907 with Dayton of the Class-B Central League. From 1908 through 1915, he played in the National League with the New York Giants (1908) and St. Louis Cardinals (1910–13), and in the Federal League for the Brooklyn Tip-Tops (1914–15) and Baltimore Terrapins (1915). Evans batted and threw left-handed.

In an eight-season career, Evans posted a .287 batting average with 32 home runs and 466 RBI in 978 games played. He added 478 runs, 963 hits, 175 doubles, 67 triples and 86 stolen bases.

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He led the National League in being hit by pitched balls each year from 1910 to 1912, setting a single-season record of 31 in 1910 that stood for 61 years before it was finally broken by Ron Hunt. He also set the record for being hit by a pitch in a single game, being hit three times in a game against Brooklyn.

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