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 George William Pipgras

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George William Pipgras

  • Birth 20 Dec 1899 Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1986 Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 13640435

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Frank Russo
  • Added: 16 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13640435
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George William Pipgras (20 Dec 1899–19 Oct 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13640435, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.