Carson Bigbee

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Carson Bigbee
1916 Carson Bigbee.jpeg
Left fielder
Born: (1895-03-31)March 31, 1895
Lebanon, Oregon
Died: October 17, 1964(1964-10-17) (aged 69)
Portland, Oregon
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 25, 1916, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 4, 1926, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average.287
Home runs17
Runs batted in324
Career highlights and awards

Carson Lee "Skeeter"[1] Bigbee (March 31, 1895 – October 17, 1964) was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was born in Lebanon, Oregon, and attended the University of Oregon.[2]

Bigbee's brother Lyle also played Major League Baseball.[3]

Bigbee led the National League in singles in 1921 and 1922.[4][5]

In 1147 games over 11 seasons, Bigbee batted .287 (1205-for-4192) with 629 runs scored, 17 home runs and 324 RBI.

In 1926, Bigbee was released along with Pirates pitcher Babe Adams after supporting the removal of meddlesome former manager and part-owner Fred Clarke from the team's dugout.[6][7]

After his playing career ended, he coached the Muskegon Lassies and Springfield Sallies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.[1]

Bigbee died at the age of 69 in Portland, Oregon.[2] He was interred at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Paul, Alex (August 28, 2016). "Carson Bigbee: Big-leaguer from Waterloo". Albany Democrat-Herald. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Carson Bigbee Stats". Retrieved 2006-12-02.
  3. ^ "Lyle Bigbee Stats". Retrieved 2006-12-02.
  4. ^ "1921 National League Batting Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  5. ^ "1922 National League Batting Leaders". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  6. ^ Nowlin, Bill; Armour, Mark; Bush, Scott; Heaphy, Leslie; Pomrenke, Jacob; Tan, Cecilia; Thorn, John (2020). SABR 50 at 50: The Society for American Baseball Research's Fifty Most Essential Contributions to the Game. U of Nebraska Press. p. 529. ISBN 978-1-4962-2326-5. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  7. ^ Niese, Joe (2013). Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer. McFarland. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-7864-7328-1. Retrieved 10 March 2021.

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