Ralph Shafer

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Ralph Shafer
Pinch runner
Born: (1894-03-17)March 17, 1894
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: February 5, 1950(1950-02-05) (aged 55)
Akron, Ohio
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
July 25, 1914, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1914, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Games played 1
Teams

Ralph Newton Shafer (March 17, 1894 – February 5, 1950) was a Major League Baseball pinch-runner. Shafer played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1914. In 1 career game, he had no at-bats, only pinch-running. Shafer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and died in Akron, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati.

After his brief major league career, Shafer played several years of minor league baseball, where he played primarily outfielder. He played for the Lexington Colts in 1914 and 1915, the Terre Haute Highlanders in 1916, and the Kitchener Beavers in 1921 and 1922 During this time, he split his time between playing the outfield and second base.

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