Ducky Holmes (catcher)

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Ducky Holmes
Born: (1883-07-08)July 8, 1883
Dayton, Ohio
Died: September 18, 1945(1945-09-18) (aged 62)
Dayton, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1906, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
April 29, 1906, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.185
Home runs0

Howard Elbert "Ducky" Holmes (July 8, 1883 – September 18, 1945) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. He played in 9 games for the 1906 St. Louis Cardinals.

After his playing career, he was a manager in the minor leagues for the Sioux City Packers of the Western League (1908),[1] the Saginaw Ducks of the Southern Michigan League (1913–1915), and the Frankfort Old Taylors of the Ohio State League (1916). He also worked as an umpire, both in the National League (1921) and American League (1923–1924). Later, he managed the Dayton Ducks of the Middle Atlantic League (1932–1938, 1941–1942). After the Dayton Ducks folded at the end of the 1942 season, Holmes worked in a grocery store until his death.[2]


  1. ^ "Western League Champions".
  2. ^ Hollst, Todd. "Dayton Baseball History". Retrieved 30 April 2014.

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