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Lou Criger
Original name: Louis Criger
Birth: Feb. 3, 1872
Elkhart
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 14, 1934
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Whenever pitching great Cy Young was on the mound, this catcher generally was behind the plate. The pair hooked up with the Cleveland Spiders (1896 to 1898), the St. Louis Cardinals (1899 to 1900) and the Boston Americans/Red Sox (1901 to 1908). So Criger caught most of Young's record 511 victories and, of course, many of his record 316 losses. Boston traded him on December 12, 1908 to the St. Louis Browns for catcher Ed "Tubby" Spencer. Then he went to the New York Highlanders in December 1910 for pitcher Joe Lake. For his 16-year career, the right-handed hitter batted .221 with 86 doubles, 50 triples, 11 homers, 342 runs batted in and 58 stolen bases.

Children of Lou and Belle Louise Wolhaupter Criger:
Rollo Sherman Criger: born 20 Feb 1895, died 8 Oct 1960
Harold Louis Criger, twin: born 26 Aug 1899, died 7 May 1989
Ruth Violet Criger Currier Rooks, twin: born 26 Aug 1899, died 7 Aug 1995
Glenn Lester Criger: born 4 Feb 1903, died 31 May 1931
Walter Barnes Criger, twin: born 3 Feb 1905, died 29 Dec 1981
Robert Taylor Criger, twin: born 3 Feb 1905, died 5 Mar 1973 (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Criger (1836 - 1921)
  Lovina Stutsman Criger (1844 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Belle Louise Wolhaupter Criger (1871 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Rollo Sherman Criger (1895 - 1960)*
  Harold Louis Criger (1899 - 1989)*
  Ruth Violet Criger Currier Rooks (1899 - 1995)*
  Glenn Lester Criger (1903 - 1931)*
  Walter Barnes Criger (1905 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry David Criger (1864 - 1948)*
  Mary Elizabeth Criger Schrader (1865 - 1950)*
  Lou Criger (1872 - 1934)
  Noah Arlington Criger (1874 - 1949)*
  Rhoda Anne Criger Holdeman (1878 - 1907)*
  Elmer Floyd Criger (1887 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Memorial Park
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Apr 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13815245
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- melinda
 Added: Aug. 28, 2013

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: May. 14, 2013
Thanks Lou for catching in the 1903 World Series against the Pittsburg Pirates for the Boston Americans , and helping them win that series!
- KParn
 Added: Aug. 6, 2012
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