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Hank Gowdy


John J. McGraw says: “I bought Gowdy. Early in the training period, though, I saw that he was not a natural first baseman. He was not quick enough on his feet. I thereupon turned him into a catcher. Always I have been rather proud of his later success. You will remember that it was Gowdy's great catching and hitting that played such a prominent part in the World's Series when the Braves beat the Athletics four straight [1914]. Dick Rudolph, who also had been a Giant, worked in perfect harmony with Gowdy and they made a great battery.”

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Birth Date: August 24, 1889
Birth Location: Columbus, OH
Death Date: August 1, 1966
Death Location: Columbus OH, USA
Weight: 182 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 13, 1910
Final Game Date: August 29, 1930
Years Played: 19
Games Played: 1,050
At Bats: 2,735
Runs: 270
Hits: 738
Doubles: 124
Triples: 27
Home Runs: 21
RBIs: 322
Stolen Bases: 59
Base on Balls: 311
Batting Average: 0.27
Position: Catcher

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