|First baseman / Outfielder|
April 24, 1896|
|Died: October 12, 1951
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|July 27, 1917, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1920, for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||3|
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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