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George William Pipgras
Birth: Dec. 20, 1899
Death: Oct. 19, 1986

Major League Baseball Player: A right handed pitcher, George Pipgras pitched for the New York Yankees from 1923-1933, leading the American League in wins in 1928 with 24. Originally property of the Boston Red Sox, he was traded on January 3, 1923 along with Harvey Hendrick for Al DeVormer and cash. A member of the famous '27 Yankees Murderers Row team, he won all three of his World Series appearances in 1927, 1928 and 1932. He was especially tough on Ty Cobb, allowing the 'Georgia Peach,' only a .182 average in 11 at bats. On May 12, 1933, the Yankees sold him back to the Red Sox, where his career was cut short with a devastating injury. While attempting to snap off a curve ball, he broke his arm. Subsequent attempts at a comeback proved to be futile. He directed his career in baseball toward umpiring, becoming an American League arbiter for 11 years. He later scouted for the Red Sox. He accrued a lifetime 102-73 record in the majors with a 4.09 ERA including 12 saves. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
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  Mattie Mae Dixon Cooper Pipgras (1914 - 2013)*
 
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Memorial Park Cemetery
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Mar 17, 2006
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