Red Bittmann

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Red Bittman
Second baseman
Born: (1862-07-22)July 22, 1862
Died: November 8, 1929(1929-11-08) (aged 67)
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
October 10, 1889, for the Kansas City Cowboys
Last MLB appearance
October 14, 1889, for the Kansas City Cowboys
MLB statistics
Batting average .286
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2

Henry Peter "Red" Bittman (July 22, 1862 – November 8, 1929) was a Major League Baseball second baseman in the 19th century.

Playing career[edit]

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.


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