July 22, 1862|
|Died: November 8, 1929
|October 10, 1889, for the Kansas City Cowboys|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 14, 1889, for the Kansas City Cowboys|
|Runs batted in||2|
In 1889 he played in the last four games for the Kansas City Cowboys of the American Association, from October 10 to October 14. He was the seventh person to play second base for the team during that season.
Bittman was an excellent fielder, handling 21 chances without an error. At the plate he went 4-for-14 (.286) with 2 runs batted in and 2 runs scored, and his team went 2-2 against the Cincinnati Red Stockings and Louisville Colonels during his short run as a regular.
Bittman also occasionally served as an umpire, working a total of ten games – six of them behind the plate. His first experience was in Cincinnati for the American Association, five days before he played in his first game for the Cowboys. Then, he umpired nine National League games between 1892 and 1897.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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