February 3, 1872|
|Died: May 14, 1934
|September 21, 1896, for the Cleveland Spiders|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 3, 1912, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Runs batted in||342|
|Career highlights and awards|
Louis Criger (February 3, 1872 in Elkhart, Indiana – May 14, 1934 in Tucson, Arizona) was a Major League Baseball catcher with the Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns and the New York Highlanders between 1896 and 1912.
Criger became the first Opening Day catcher in Boston American League franchise's history. A catcher for most of Cy Young's 511 victories, he also caught every inning for eight games with Boston in the first-ever World Series in 1903, helping his team win the championship.
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- Bio on BaseballLibrary.com
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