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William White “Bill” Hinchman

  • Birth 4 Apr 1883 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 20 Feb 1963 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section – holy rosary, Lot 392, Space 10
  • Memorial ID 14024941

Major League Baseball Player. The outfielder played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1905 to 1906 and the Cleveland Naps from 1907 to 1909, but he enjoyed his most success with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1915 to 1920. The stocky 5-foot-11, 190-pound right-handed batter hit .307 in 1915 with 33 doubles, 14 triples and 77 runs batted in. In 1916, he led the National League with 16 triples as he batted .315 with 76 RBIs. He suffered a broken leg in 1917 and never again played on a regular basis. His 10-year career ledger showed a .261 average, 128 doubles, 69 triples, 20 homers, 369 RBIs and 85 stolen bases. He was a scout for the Pirates from 1921 to 1958 and discovered Arky Vaughan, Lloyd Waner, Rip Sewell, Billy Cox and Cookie Lavagetto. His brother Harry was a second baseman with the Cleveland Naps in 1907. When Sportsman's Park opened in St. Louis on April 14, 1909, before a crowd of 21,357, he had the first RBI at the stadium.

Bio by: Ron Coons

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 22 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14024941
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William White “Bill” Hinchman (4 Apr 1883–20 Feb 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14024941, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .