Pete Hotaling

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Pete Hotaling
Pete Hotaling.jpg
Center fielder
Born: (1856-12-16)December 16, 1856
Mohawk, New York
Died: July 2, 1928(1928-07-02) (aged 71)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1879, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 15, 1888, for the Cleveland Blues
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Runs scored 590
Runs batted in 371

Peter James Hotaling, nicknamed Monkey, (December 16, 1856 – July 2, 1928) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball for nine seasons from 1879 to 1888. He was born in Mohawk, New York, and died in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 71. He is interred at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.[1]

Hotaling got the nickname monkey after suffering an eye injury while catching a baseball game. He came back weeks later with a catchers mask on (the first player to do so). After donning the make he became known as monkey for the rest of his baseball career.

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  1. ^ "Pete Hotaling's career statistics". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-12.

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