Pep Young

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Pep Young
Second baseman
Born: (1907-08-29)August 29, 1907
Jamestown, North Carolina
Died: January 14, 1962(1962-01-14) (aged 54)
Jamestown, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 1933, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1945, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .262
Home runs 32
Runs batted in 347
Teams

Lemuel Floyd Young (August 29, 1907 – January 14, 1962) was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of ten years in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1933–40), Cincinnati Reds (1941) and St. Louis Cardinals (1941 and 1945), primarily as a second baseman.

The high point of his career was when he finished 14th in voting for the 1938 National League MVP for playing in 149 games and having 562 at bats, 58 runs, 156 hits, 36 doubles, 5 triples, 4 home runs, 79 RBI, 7 stolen bases, 40 walks, .278 batting average, .329 on-base percentage, .381 slugging percentage, 214 total bases and 5 sacrifice hits.

In 10 seasons he played in 730 games and had 2,466 at bats, 274 runs, 645 hits, 128 doubles, 34 triples, 32 home runs, 347 RBI, 18 stolen bases, 152 walks, .262 batting average, .308 on-base percentage, .380 slugging percentage, 937 total bases and 38 sacrifice hits.

He died in his hometown at the age of 55.

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