Bill Stumpf (baseball)

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Bill Stumpf
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Infielder
Born: (1892-03-21)March 21, 1892
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: February 14, 1966(1966-02-14) (aged 73)
Crownsville, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 11, 1912, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1913, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average .234
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 11
Teams

William Frederick Stumpf (March 21, 1892 – February 14, 1966) was an infielder in Major League Baseball. He played two seasons for the New York Yankees and subsequently spent several years in the minor leagues. Stumpf was 6 feet tall and weighed 175 pounds.[1]

Career[edit]

Stumpf was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1892.[1] He started his professional baseball career in 1912 with the American League's New York Yankees. That season, he appeared in 42 games, mostly at shortstop, and had a batting average of .240. The following year, he batted .207 in 12 games before being traded to the Cleveland Naps in May. Stumpf never played in the majors again.[1] He finished the 1913 season with the American Association's Toledo Mud Hens.[2]

After one more campaign in the American Association, Stumpf played for the Pacific Coast League's Portland Beavers in 1915 and 1916.[2] In 1916, he appeared in only 75 games and spent most of the season in hospital with a knee injury. It was uncertain whether he would be able to continue playing baseball afterwards.[3] However, Stumpf did return to the game in 1917. He played in the Pacific Coast League and the Northwestern League and led the Northwestern League with a .405 batting average.[2][4]

Stumpf was then acquired by the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates. He was unable to earn a roster spot with the team, however, and was given his release in April 1918.[5] He did not play in professional baseball that year.[2] The following season, Stumpf was back in the Pacific Coast League, where he played until 1923. His career ended in the Texas League in 1925.[2]

During his 12-year professional baseball career, Stumpf collected 1,477 hits (37 in the major leagues and 1,440 in the minor leagues).[1][2] He died in Crownsville, Maryland, in 1966.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bill Stumpf Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bill Stumpf Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "Pacific Coast League". Sporting Life. January 13, 1917. p. 11.
  4. ^ "1917 Northwestern League Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Pirates Start Cincinnati on Slide Down League Ladder". The Pittsburgh Press. April 18, 1918.

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