Joe Stripp

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Joe Stripp
Third baseman
Born: (1903-02-03)February 3, 1903
Harrison, New Jersey
Died: June 10, 1989(1989-06-10) (aged 86)
Orlando, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 2, 1928, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1938, for the Boston Bees
MLB statistics
Batting average .294
Home runs 24
Runs batted in 464

Joseph Valentine Stripp (February 3, 1903 – June 10, 1989) was a professional baseball player who played third base in the Major Leagues from 1928 to 1938.

Stripp was born in Harrison, New Jersey. He would play for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers, and St. Louis Cardinals.

"Jersey Joe" Stripp was the last major league batter to bat against a legally thrown spitball, at the end of the career of Burleigh Grimes in 1934. Grimes was one of 17 pitchers who were allowed to continue to throw the spitball, after it was banned in 1920.

He died, aged 86, in Orlando, Florida.

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