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Tony Kaufmann
Original name: Anthony Kaufmann
Birth: Dec. 16, 1900
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1982
Elgin
Kane County
Illinois, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The right-hander pitched 11 years in the big leagues, but he also was the St. Louis Cardinals scout who, along with Ken Penner, tracked Boston star Ted Williams during the closing days of the 1946 season to see how other clubs defended against him in preparation for a possible matchup in the World Series. "We charted three shifts against Williams," he said. "Cleveland's, we felt, was too extreme to be effective. In fact, Williams beat Red Embree 1-0 with a home run inside the park. Ordinarily, the blow would have been a double. We settled on the Detroit shift as the best, although the White Sox played Williams just about right, too. It was (Cardinals manager Eddie) Dyer's idea to bring (third baseman Whitey) Kurowski around to the right side of the infield, leaving (shortstop Marty) Marion to guard the left." Williams hit just .200 (5 for 25) with no extra-base hits and one run batted in as St. Louis won in seven games. Kaufmann pitched for the Chicago Cubs (1921-27), Philadelphia Phillies (1927) and Cardinals (1927-28, 1930-31, 1935). He was 64-62 lifetime with a 4.18 earned run average and 71 complete games in 118 starts. He was the winning pitcher in the highest-scoring game in history, on Aug. 25, 1922, when the Cubs outlasted the visiting Phillies 26-23 in a game that featured 51 hits, 23 walks and 10 errors. The losers had the bases loaded when the game ended. Kaufmann was 14-10 with a 3.10 ERA in 1923 and 16-11 with a 4.02 ERA in 1924. He was traded with shortstop Jimmy Cooney to the Phillies on June 7, 1927 for pitcher Hal Carlson and sold to the Cardinals on Sept. 10 the same year.  (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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Mount Emblem Cemetery
Elmhurst
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 14, 2006
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