|Catcher / First baseman|
|Born:April 30, 1891|
|Died: August 5, 1929 38) (aged|
|April 17, 1916, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1921, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||13|
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