Gene Paulette

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Gene Paulette
Gene Paulette.jpg
Paulette c. 1918
Infielder
Born: (1891-05-26)May 26, 1891
Centralia, Illinois
Died: February 8, 1966(1966-02-08) (aged 74)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 16, 1911, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1920, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 165
Teams

Eugene Edward Paulette (May 26, 1891 – February 8, 1966) was a Major League Baseball infielder from 1911 to 1920.

Paulette broke in briefly with the New York Giants in 1911; but from 1912 to 1916, he played in the Southern Association.[1]

He made it back to the majors with the St. Louis Browns in 1916. The following season, he was selected off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals and became their regular first baseman. Paulette was versatile on the field; he played every infield position for the Cardinals in 1918. In July 1919, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. He played a career-high 143 games for them in 1920.

However, in the wake of the Black Sox Scandal, Paulette was permanently suspended from organized baseball. He had allegedly received gifts from St. Louis gamblers and also offered to throw some games early in the 1919 season.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Gene Paulette Minor League Statistics & History. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  2. ^ Ginsburg, Daniel E. The Fix Is in: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals (2004), p. 164.
  3. ^ 1919 Black Sox – Banished From Baseball. 1919BlackSox.com. Retrieved 2010-10-11.

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