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 Roger Phillip Bresnahan

Roger Phillip Bresnahan

Birth
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Dec 1944 (aged 65)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 7, Lot 115
Memorial ID 6964 · View Source
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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



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  • Added: 15 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6964
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Phillip Bresnahan (11 Jun 1879–4 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6964, citing Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .