Tom Needham

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Tom Needham
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Tom Needham in November 1913
Catcher
Born: (1879-04-17)April 17, 1879
Ireland
Died: December 14, 1926(1926-12-14) (aged 47)
Steubenville, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 12, 1904, for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
July 8, 1914, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .209
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 117
Teams

Thomas Joseph Needham (April 17, 1879 – December 14, 1926) was an Irish-born Major League Baseball player from 1904 to 1914. His first four years were with the Boston Beaneaters (later the Boston Braves). Needham hit poorly, hitting below .200 twice. After a brief appearance with the New York Giants in 1908, Needham played his last 6 years with the Chicago Cubs. Still, Needham hit badly, hitting over .200 just once. Despite hitting under .200 8 of his 11 seasons, Needham's career average was .209, due to his first season average of .260. Needham died in his home in Steubenville, Ohio at the age of 47.[1]

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  1. ^ "Tom Needham Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-19.

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