May 13, 1917|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Died: October 19, 2008
Lake Forest, California
|April 15, 1941, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 23, 1950, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||122|
Louis Bernard Stringer (May 13, 1917 – October 19, 2008) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox between the 1941 and 1950 seasons. Listed at 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 173 pounds (78 kg), Stringer batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in East Los Angeles, California.
Stringer was one of many major leaguers who saw his baseball career interrupted by World War II. In his case, he served a stint in the United States Army Air Forces and missed three seasons (1943–1945).
He entered the Majors with the Cubs, playing for them three years (1941–42, 1946) before joining the Red Sox (1948–50). His most productive season came in his rookie year, when he posted career-numbers in games (145), hits (126), runs (59), extra bases (40) and runs batted in (53), while hitting .246 with a .324 on-base percentage. In 1942 he hit .241 with 41 RBI and a career-high nine home runs in 121 games. Injuries shortened his career after that, being replaced by Don Johnson in the Cubs infield. He also appeared in 63 games in parts of three seasons for the Red Sox.
Stringer died in Lake Forest, California, at the age of 91.
- Baseball Reference
- Baseball in Wartime
- Lou Stringer at Find a Grave
- Obituary at OC Register