Hank Perry

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Hank Perry
Detroit Tigers outfielder, Hank "Socks" Perry, circa 1912
Born: (1886-07-28)July 28, 1886
Howell, Michigan
Died: July 18, 1956(1956-07-18) (aged 69)
Pontiac, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1912, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1912, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .167
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0

William Henry Perry (July 28, 1886 – July 18, 1956), nicknamed "Socks," was a Major League Baseball player who played for the Detroit Tigers in 1912. Hank "Socks" Perry played in 13 games, 7 as the backup center fielder to Ty Cobb, and the rest as a pinch-hitter. Perry had a .167 career batting average, not good enough to compete for playing time in center field with Cobb. Perry played with the Providence Grays in 1910 and earned the title Independent League Batting Champ for that year. In 1911 he played with the Sacramento Solons of the West Coast League, who traded him to the Detroit Tigers. Perry died in 1956 at age 79 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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