Charlie Babb (baseball)

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Charlie Babb
Charlie Babb Chip.jpg
Shortstop
Born: (1873-02-20)February 20, 1873
Milwaukie, Oregon
Died: March 19, 1954(1954-03-19) (aged 81)
Portland, Oregon
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1903, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 2, 1905, for the Brooklyn Superbas
MLB statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 116
Teams

Charles Amos Babb (February 20, 1873 in Milwaukie, Oregon – March 19, 1954 in Portland, Oregon), was a professional baseball player who played shortstop from 1903 to 1905. He managed in the minor leagues from 1906 to 1913.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-MLB[edit]

In 1901 he played for the Fort Wayne Railroaders of the Western Association, where he batted .308 with 150 hits in 132 games.

In 1902 he split the season between the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association and the Memphis Egyptians of the Southern Association. He hit .298 with Indianapolis in 50 games and he hit .284 with Memphis in 66 games.

New York Giants[edit]

Babb played for the New York Giants in 1903. He hit .248 with 105 hits, 15 doubles, eight triples and 46 RBIs. This was his only season with the Giants.

Brooklyn Superbas[edit]

On December 12, 1903 he was traded by the New York Giants with Jack Cronin and $6,000 to the Brooklyn Superbas for Bill Dahlen.

In 1904 Babb hit .265 with 138 hits, 18 doubles, three triples and 53 RBIs. This would prove to be his best season statistically at the Major League level.

Babb hit .187 with 44 hits, eight doubles, two triples and 17 RBIs in 75 games in 1905. This would be his last season in the Majors.

Post-MLB[edit]

He became a player-manager after his career in the Major League Baseball. In 1906 he played and managed the Memphis Egyptians, a job he kept until 1910.

In 1911 he began the season with the Norfolk Tars of the Virginia League, playing and managing. He appeared in 126 games before he joined the St. Joseph Drummers of the Western League.

Babb joined the Altoona Rams/Reading Pretzels of the Tri-State League. In his return to playing-managing he appeared in 75 games and hit .283.

In his final season, 1913, Babb joined the Wichita Witches of the Western League. He appeared in only 41 games, batting a dismal .172.

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Preceded by
Lew Whistler
Memphis Egyptians/Memphis Turtles Manager
1906–1910
Succeeded by
Bill Bernhard
Preceded by
Win Clark
Norfolk Tars Manager
1911
Succeeded by
Charlie Shaffer
Preceded by
Henry Ramsey
Altoona Rams//Reading Pretzels Manager
1912
Succeeded by
Izzy Hoffman
Preceded by
George Hughes
Wichita Witches Manager
1913
Succeeded by
Peaches Graham