Buttons Briggs

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Buttons Briggs
Born: (1875-07-08)July 8, 1875
Poughkeepsie, New York
Died: February 11, 1911(1911-02-11) (aged 35)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1896, for the Chicago Colts
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1905, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 44–47
earned run average 3.41
Strikeouts 338

Herbert Theodore "Buttons" Briggs (July 8, 1875 – February 18, 1911) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher, who played a total of five seasons.


Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Briggs played his entire Major League career for the Chicago National League franchise. He began his career with the Chicago Colts in 1896, and played three seasons through the 1898 season when the team was known as the Orphans. His second stretch with the club was from 1904 to 1905 when they were known as the Cubs. He finished his career with 44 wins and 47 losses and a 3.41 ERA.[1]

Briggs died in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 35, and is interred at the Calvary Cemetery there.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Button Briggs' career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-10-23. 

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