Spike Shannon

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Spike Shannon
Born: (1878-02-07)February 7, 1878
Died: May 16, 1940(1940-05-16) (aged 62)
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1904, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1908, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .259
Stolen bases 145
Runs batted in 183
Career highlights and awards

William Porter "Spike" Shannon (February 7, 1878 – May 16, 1940) was a professional baseball player. He was an outfielder over parts of five seasons (1904–1908) with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the National League leader in runs scored in 1907 with New York. For his career, he compiled a .259 batting average, 183 runs batted in, 383 runs scored, and 145 stolen bases.

Shannon was an alumnus of Grove City College. He was born in Pittsburgh, and later died in Minneapolis at the age of 62.

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