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Jacob Albert Pitler

  • Birth 22 Apr 1894 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1968 Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA
  • Burial Conklin, Broome County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 8606002

Major League Baseball Player, Coach. Born in New York, New York, he was a second baseman making his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30, 1917. With the Pittsburgh Pirates for two seasons (1917-18), he played in 109 games, with 89 hits, 40 runs scored, 23 runs batted in a .232 batting average and a .963 fielding percentage. He also holds a still-standing record for most putouts in a game by a second baseman. After serving in World War I, he played and managed in the semi-professional leagues for many years. In 1939, he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers as a minor league manager winning back-to-back pennants, (1939-49). He was promoted to the Dodger's Major League coaching staff in 1947, serving with the team's through six National League Championships, their World Series win of 1955 and up to the end of the team's stay in Brooklyn, in 1957. After retiring as a coach, he continued his association with the Dodgers in Los Angeles, as a scout. He died at age 73 in Binghamton, New York and was posthumously inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 6 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8606002
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Albert Pitler (22 Apr 1894–3 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8606002, citing Temple Israel Riverside Cemetery, Conklin, Broome County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .