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 James “Skeeter” Webb

James “Skeeter” Webb

Birth
Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
Death 8 Jul 1986 (aged 76)
Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 14094097 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. The 5-foot-9 1/2, 150-pounder was a utility reserve infielder for much of his career. He played in one game for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1932 but didn't bat. He was signed by Cleveland on April 6, 1938 and played for the Indians from 1938 until traded to the Chicago White Sox on January 10, 1940 for infielders Ollie Bejma and Johnny Gerlach. He had hit .276 in 20 games in 1938 and .264 in 81 games in 1939. For the White Sox, he batted .237 in 84 games in 1940, .190 in 19 games in 1941, .170 in 32 games in 1942 and .235 in 58 games in 1943. He saw his most action in 1944, batting .211 with 19 doubles, six triples, 44 runs scored and 30 RBIs in 139 games. He was dealt to the Detroit Tigers on December 12, 1944 for infielder Joe Orengo. He hit just .199 in 118 games in 1945, but played in all seven games of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. He was the leadoff batter in each game and hit .185 (5 for 27), scored four runs and drove in one as the Tigers won in seven. He batted .219 in 64 games in 1946 and .203 in 50 games in 1947. The Tigers released him on October 18, 1947, but the next month he was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics. He finished his career with the A's in 1948, hitting .148 in 23 games. The right-handed hitter wound up with a .219 average, 73 doubles, 15 triples, three homers and 166 RBIs.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 27 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14094097
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James “Skeeter” Webb (4 Nov 1909–8 Jul 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14094097, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .