Bill Abstein

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Bill Abstein
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First baseman
Born: (1883-02-02)February 2, 1883
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: April 8, 1940(1940-04-08) (aged 57)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 25, 1906, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 2, 1910, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .242
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 76

William Henry Abstein (February 2, 1883 – April 8, 1940), nicknamed "Big Bill", was a professional baseball and amateur soccer player. He played all or part of three seasons in Major League Baseball player, from 1906 to 1910, primarily as a first baseman. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Browns.

Abstein spent the 1904–05 St. Louis Association Foot Ball League season with Diel F.C. which was managed by Thomas Cahill. He later played for Memphis Chicks in the Southern League. During those years, he also played soccer as a midfielder for St. Leo's in the St. Louis Soccer League during the off-season.[1]


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