Sammy Strang

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Sammy Strang
Sammy Strang (1903 baseball card).jpg
Second baseman/Third baseman
Born: (1876-12-18)December 18, 1876
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Died: March 13, 1932(1932-03-13) (aged 55)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 10, 1896, for the Louisville Colonels
Last MLB appearance
June 2, 1908, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 16
Runs batted in 253
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Strang Nicklin (December 16, 1876 – March 13, 1932) born in Chattanooga, Tennessee was a Utility Player for the Louisville Colonels (1896), Chicago Orphans (1900 and 1902), New York Giants (1901 and 1905–08), Chicago White Sox (1902) and Brooklyn Superbas (1903–04).

He helped the Giants win the 1905 World Series.

Strang led the National League in On-base percentage (.423) in 1906.

In 10 seasons he played in 903 Games and had 2,933 At Bats, 479 Runs, 790 Hits, 112 Doubles, 28 Triples, 16 Home Runs, 253 RBI, 216 Stolen Bases, 464 Walks, .269 Batting Average, .377 On-base percentage, .343 Slugging Percentage, 1,006 Total Bases and 72 Sacrifice Hits.

After his playing career, he was the baseball coach at Georgia Tech in 1902 and Army from 1909 to 1917. Strang died in Chattanooga, Tennessee at age 55. He was buried in its National Cemetery.

Sammy was a descendant of John Penn, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a distant relative of First Lady Laura Bush

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