Harvey McClellan

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Harvey McClellan
Harvey McClellan.jpg
Born: (1894-12-22)December 22, 1894
Cynthiana, Kentucky
Died: November 6, 1925(1925-11-06) (aged 30)
Cynthiana, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 31, 1919, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1924, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .221
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 98
  • Chicago White Sox (1919–24)

Harvey McDowell McClellan (December 22, 1894 – November 6, 1925) was an American Major League Baseball infielder.

McClellan started his professional baseball career in 1914. He played two years for the Lexington Colts of the Ohio State League, hitting below .200 both years.[1]

McClellan joined the Chicago White Sox in 1919. He sat on the bench during the next few years but got more playing time when the team's stars were suspended in the Black Sox Scandal.[1] In 1922, he was playing third base in a charity exhibition pitting all-star players from the New England and American Leagues against the Boston Red Sox and in the fourth inning pitched a ball to first baseman Elizabeth "Lizzie" Murphy. The historical game was the first time a woman had played against major league players.[2] He was the starting shortstop for one season, 1923.[1]

In 1925, McClellan died in his hometown after a five-month-long illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Harvey McClellan's Obit". thedeadballera.com. Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  2. ^ Mills, Dorthy Jane (2016). "Murphy, Elizabeth "Lizzie"". In Heaphy, Leslie A.; May, Mel Anthony. Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball. Jefferrson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 201–203. ISBN 978-1-4766-6594-8. 

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