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 Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio

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Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio

  • Birth 15 Apr 1877 Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 6 Jan 1957 Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 8482584

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he was an infielder most noted as the first Italian-American to play Major League baseball. On September 4, 1897, he made his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies and for nine seasons, he played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1897 to 1898), Boston Beaneaters (1903 to 1905), Pittsburgh Pirates (1907 to 1910) and was a member of the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Championship team. He concluded his career with a record of 355 runs scored, 772 hits, 11 home runs, 324 runs batted in and a .254 batting average. In 1895, he also was a member of the Latrobe Athletic Association, the first professional football team in the United States. He died at age 79 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is a member of the Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 7 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8482584
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward James “Batty” Abbaticchio (15 Apr 1877–6 Jan 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8482584, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .