Israel Pike

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Israel Pike
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Born: December 1853
New York
Died: February 10, 1925
Nassau County, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 27, 1877, for the Brooklyn Hartfords
Last MLB appearance
August 27, 1877, for the Brooklyn Hartfords
MLB statistics
Batting average .250
Home runs 0
hits 1

Israel E. Pike (December, 1853 – February 10, 1925) was an outfielder who played in Major League Baseball during the 1877 season.

Baseball career[edit]

Pike batted and threw left-handed. His brother, Lipman Emanuel Pike, had much more renown and is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Pike's major league career, statistically speaking, was only slightly different than that of Red Bluhm, Eddie Gaedel, or Moonlight Graham. On August 27, 1877, he appeared in one game for the Brooklyn Hartfords of the National League. Pike connected one hit in four at bats in his only game for a .250 batting average, but he made an error in the outfield.[1]

Pike also played the outfield for the Lowell, Massachusetts team that won the 1875 state championship and claimed the New England title. That same year, he also served as an umpire in the National Association.


  1. ^ Note that although says his only game was played in right field, a contemporaneous box score from The New York Times reports that he played center field. The box score also credits him with a putout that is omitted from the version of his record. See "Base-Ball: The Cincinnati Red Stockings Defeated by the Brooklyn Hartfords" (PDF), The New York Times, p. 2, 1877-08-28 

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