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A short bio from the Boston Garter Game of the Century card back: Harold Joseph “Pie” Traynor is considered by most experts to be the greatest third baseman ever. Traynor has the record to back up such an opinion. Now in his 14th season, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pie has batted over .300 8 times, including a string of 6 consecutive years when he averaged .342. The Framingham, MA native also has no equal as a defender of the Hot Corner. Possessor of a tremendous arm, Traynor frequently leads the league in Put Outs and DPs and is death on bunts and slow choppers. He hit a home run off the great Walter Johnson in the 1925 World Series and will be a tough out against the AL stars in the Game of the Century.


Birth Date: November 11, 1898
Birth Location: Framingham, MA
Death Date: March 16, 1972
Death Location: Pittsburgh PA, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 15, 1920
Final Game Date: August 14, 1937
Years Played: 17
Games Played: 1,941
At Bats: 7,559
Runs: 1,183
Hits: 2,416
Doubles: 371
Triples: 164
Home Runs: 58
RBIs: 1,273
Stolen Bases: 158
Base on Balls: 472
Batting Average: 0.32
Position: Third Baseman

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