Lute Boone

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Lute Boone
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Born: (1890-05-06)May 6, 1890
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: July 29, 1982(1982-07-29) (aged 92)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1913, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 2, 1918, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .209
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 76
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Lutellus Joseph "Lute" Boone (May 6, 1890 to July 29, 1982), was a Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1913 to 1916 with the New York Yankees and in 1918 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed. Boone had a .209 career batting average. He was born and died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lute Boone replaced Honus Wagner as shortstop after his retirement from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He worked after his baseball career ended as a pattern maker for the Mesta Machine Company in Homestead, Pennsylvania a suburb of Pittsburgh. From 1960 to 1962, Boone was the president of the Pittsburgh Professional Baseball Association.

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