June 11, 1886|
|Died: July 15, 1974
|September 8, 1910, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 1914, for the Chicago Cubs|
Claud Lester (Deek) Derrick is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. He was born on June 11, 1886 in Burton, Georgia. Claud attended college at the University of Georgia. He played five seasons in his career, for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1910-1912, the New York Yankees in 1913, and the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs in 1914. He had 79 career hits in 326 at-bats.
He was discovered by Athletics' first baseman and captain Harry Davis in 1909 while playing for the Greenville Spinners in the Carolina Association when Davis and a group of Athletics players were in Greenville. The following year, Athletics' owner Connie Mack signed him to the Major Leagues from Greenville shortly before the 1910 World Series, which the Athletics won.
Derrick died on July 15, 1974 in Clayton, Georgia.
- 1912 Reach Guide. 1912. p. 84.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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