Ben Tincup

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Ben Tincup
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Ben Tincup with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1914.
Born: (1893-04-14)April 14, 1893
Adair, Indian Territory
Died: July 5, 1980(1980-07-05) (aged 87)
Claremore, Oklahoma
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 22, 1914, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 15, 1928, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Record 8-11
Earned run average 3.10
Strikeouts 127

Austin Ben Tincup (April 14, 1893 – July 5, 1980) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1928. In 1918 his career was interrupted while he served in World War I.[1]


Born in Adair, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), Tincup was a member of both the original Cherokee Nation and its modern counterpart.[2]


Tincup was one of the first Native Americans to play Major League Baseball.

After his playing career, he was an umpire in the American Association (1933), a Minor League Baseball manager (1936–1939), a coach for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1940), a scout for the Boston Braves (1946–1948), Pittsburgh Pirates (1949–1953) and Philadelphia Phillies (1956–1958) and a coach for the New York Yankees (1960–1961).


  1. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1548. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 
  2. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. "The American Indians of America's Pastime", The New York Times, published June 8, 2008, accessed June 10, 2008.

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