George Tebeau

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George Tebeau
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Born: (1861-12-26)December 26, 1861
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: February 4, 1923(1923-02-04) (aged 61)
Denver, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1887, for the Cincinnati Red Stockings
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1895, for the Cleveland Spiders
MLB statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 15
Runs batted in 311

George E. Tebeau (December 26, 1861 – February 4, 1923) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played between 1887 and 1895 for the Cincinnati Red Stockings (1887–1889) and Toledo Maumees (1890) of the American Association and with the Washington Senators (1894) and Cleveland Spiders (1894–1895) of the National League. Tebeau batted and threw right-handed. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

In a six-season career, Tebeau was a .269 hitter with 15 home runs and 311 runs batted in in 628 games played, including 623 hits, 96 doubles, 54 triples, 441 runs and 228 stolen bases.

Tebeau was the older brother of infielder Patsy Tebeau, who was his teammate while in Cleveland. Nicknamed "White Wings" for his speed, George played over 50 games at all three outfield positions and first base. One of his most productive seasons came in 1889 with Cincinnati, when he hit .252 and posted career-highs in stolen bases (61), RBI (70), runs (110), hits (110) and walks (69). He later became the owner of the Kansas City Blues American Association franchise.

Tebeau died in Denver, Colorado at the age of 61.

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