Tacks Latimer

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Tacks Latimer
Tacks Latimer.jpg
Born: (1877-11-30)November 30, 1877
Loveland, Ohio
Died: April 24, 1936(1936-04-24) (aged 58)
Loveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 1898, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 8, 1902, for the Brooklyn Superbas
MLB statistics
Batting average .221
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 7

Clifford Wesley "Tacks" Latimer (November 30, 1877 in Loveland, Ohio – April 24, 1936 in Loveland) was a professional baseball player who played catcher from 1898 to 1902.

After his playing career ended Latimer became a police officer with the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1924 he was involved in a dispute with another police officer and shot him four times in the back. Latimer was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.[1] He was eventually pardoned in 1930 for his heroism during a prison riot.


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