Ox Eckhardt

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Oscar Eckhardt
Right fielder
Born: (1901-12-23)December 23, 1901
Yorktown, Texas
Died: April 22, 1951(1951-04-22) (aged 49)
Yorktown, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1932, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1936, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .192
Home runs 1
Ox Eckhardt
Date of birth (1901-12-23)December 23, 1901
Place of birth Yorktown, Texas
Date of death April 22, 1951(1951-04-22) (aged 49)
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Texas
Career history
As player
1926 New York Giants
Career stats

Oscar George "Ox" Eckhardt (December 23, 1901 – April 22, 1951) was an outfielder for the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers. Eckhardt holds the all-time professional baseball record for batting average, counting both major and minor league stats. His .192 in 57 major league plate appearances barely lowered his .367 career batting average in the minors (second all-time among minor league-only batting averages to Ike Boone's .370). Eckhardt ends up fractionally ahead of #2 Ty Cobb, whose career .366 is also lowered marginally by his minor league stats.

In 1933, Eckhardt hit .414 for the San Francisco Missions. He was later inducted in the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

He also played fullback, halfback, and quarterback for the Texas Longhorns and the New York Giants.

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