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Lou Criger


John J. McGraw says: “Lew Criger was a catcher of the old school and one of the classiest. He caught Cy Young, Bill Dineen and other stars for years. All of them pronounce him great. Criger was an everyday, hard-working catcher that always could be depended upon. Though Lew was but a fair hitter he was very dependable in the pinches. His gentlemanly conduct, all around even temperament, made him most valuable to any organization. Lew Criger was a credit to the game.”


Birth Date: February 3, 1872
Birth Location: Elkhart, IN
Death Date: May 14, 1934
Death Location: Tucson AZ, USA
Weight: 165 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 21, 1896
Final Game Date: June 3, 1912
Years Played: 16
Games Played: 1,012
At Bats: 3,202
Runs: 337
Hits: 709
Doubles: 86
Triples: 50
Home Runs: 11
RBIs: 342
Stolen Bases: 58
Base on Balls: 309
Batting Average: 0.221
Position: Catcher

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