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Roger Bresnahan
Birth: Jun. 11, 1879
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1944
Lucas County
Ohio, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he began his career as a right handed pitcher for the Washington Senators on August 27, 1897 and won the game throwing a six-hit shutout. Although he could play all nine field positions, he eventually moved to be a catcher and introduced the use of the catcher's shin guard in 1907. For seventeen seasons, he played with the Washington Senators in 1897, Chicago Orphans in 1900, Baltimore Orioles in 1901, New York Giants (1902-08), St. Louis Cardinals (1909-12) and Chicago Cubs (1913-15). He ended his career with a pitching record of 4 wins, 1 loss, 1 shutout, 3 complete games, 15 strikeouts and a 3.93 earned run average. As a position player, he compiled 1252 hits, 682 runs scored, 26 homeruns, 530 runs batted in, a .279 batting average and a .971 fielding percentage. Bresnahan also managed the St. Louis Cardinals while playing for them (1909-12) and the Chicago Cubs in 1915, with an overall record of 328 wins and 432 loss. He died in Toledo, Ohio, at age 65 and was posthumously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Michael C Bresnahan (1839 - 1918)
  Mary O Donohue Bresnahan (1840 - 1925)
  Gertrude E. Norenberg Bresnahan (1883 - 1968)*
  Josephine Bresnahan Steinmetz (1858 - 1916)*
  Cornelius Bresnahan (1862 - 1913)*
  Mary Bresnahan Welsh (1864 - 1942)*
  Michael C Bresnahan (1872 - 1931)*
  James Bresnahan (1876 - 1963)*
  Roger Bresnahan (1879 - 1944)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: heart attack
Calvary Cemetery
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 7, Lot 115
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 15, 1999
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