Pug Griffin

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Pug Griffin
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1896-04-24)April 24, 1896
Lincoln, Nebraska
Died: October 12, 1951(1951-10-12) (aged 55)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 1917, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1920, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .207
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 3
Teams

Francis Arthur "Pug" Griffin (April 24, 1896 – October 12, 1951) was a Major League Baseball player. He debuted in 1917 for the Philadelphia Athletics, playing mostly as a pinch hitter but also appearing in three games as a first baseman. After spending 1918 in the minor leagues with the Baltimore Orioles and 1919 out of organized baseball, Griffin returned to the majors in 1920 with the New York Giants as an outfielder, appearing in five games.

Griffin continued to play in the minor leagues until 1932. In 1929, he became a player-manager, taking over the Omaha Crickets. He continued to manage on and off in the minors until the year of his death, winning a pair of league championships along the way. Griffin managed the Lincoln Links to the Nebraska State League title in 1934, and guided the Pueblo Rollers to the championship of the Western League in 1941.

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