George Strief

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George Strief
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Second baseman
Born: (1856-10-16)October 16, 1856
Died: April 1, 1946(1946-04-01) (aged 89)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1879, for the Cleveland Blues
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 1885, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .207
Home runs 5
Runs scored 145

George Andrew Strief (October 16, 1856 – April 1, 1946) was a 19th-century professional baseball player. Strief played for several teams during his career from 1879 to 1885. He was primarily a second baseman, but played at every position except pitcher and catcher. He finished his career with a .207 batting average.

On May 3, 1882, Strief hit the first-ever home run in Pittsburgh Pirates history. Strief's home run came five years before the Pirates (then called the Pittsburgh Alleghenys) entered the National League. Until 1887, the club was a member of the American Association, and Strief's home run was against the Cincinnati Red Stockings[1] in a 7-3 Pittsburgh loss. The game was only second, and first loss, in franchise history.[2]

Strief is tied with Bill Joyce for most triples in a game with 4, in 1885.

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  1. ^ "Pirates Home Run Leaders Through the Years". Pirates Prospects. Archived from the original on December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1882 Pittsburgh Alleghenys Schedule, Box Scores and Splits -". Baseball-Reference. 

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