Al Bashang

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Al Bashang
Left fielder
Born: (1888-08-22)August 22, 1888
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: June 23, 1967(1967-06-23) (aged 78)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 30, 1912, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 1918, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Batting average .118
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0

Albert C. Bashang, sometimes written as "Al Baschang" (August 22, 1888 – June 23, 1967) was a Major League Baseball player.

Bashang appeared in six games for the Detroit Tigers in July 1912 and two games for the Brooklyn Robins in 1918. In Detroit, he played five games in left field, accompanied by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb in center field and Sam Crawford in right field.[1] He had a perfect fielding percentage for the Tigers, but his batting average was .083.

In addition to his two brief stints in the majors, Bashang played 18 seasons of minor league baseball from 1910 to 1927.[2] He also served as a minor league manager at Evansville.[3]

Bashang, born in Cincinnati, Ohio,[4] died there in 1967 at the age of 78. He is buried at the Vine Street Cemetery in Cincinnati.


  1. ^ "Bashang, Young, Speedy Outfielder, Bought by Navin". Detroit Free Press. July 10, 1912. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Al Bashang Minor League Statistics". 
  3. ^ "Bashang Still on Job". The Sporting News. February 3, 1921. p. 3. 
  4. ^ "Al Bashang Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 

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