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Bill Rodgers (infielder)

For the baseball outfielder, see Bill Rodgers (outfielder).
Bill Rodgers
Second baseman
Born: (1887-04-18)April 18, 1887
Pleasant Ridge, Ohio
Died: December 24, 1978(1978-12-24) (aged 91)
Goliad, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1915 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1916 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 19

Wilbur Kincaid Rodgers [″Rawmeat Bill″] (April 18, 1887 – December 24, 1978) was a backup infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a second baseman from 1915 through 1916 for the Cleveland Indians (1915), Boston Red Sox (1915) and Cincinnati Reds (1915–1916). Listed at 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m), 170 lb., Rodgers batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Pleasant Ridge, Ohio.

In a two-season career, Rodgers was a .243 hitter (65-for-268) with 30 run and 19 RBI in 102 games, including 15 doubles, four triples, 11 stolen bases, and a .316 on-base percentage without home runs. in 83 fielding appearances at second base (75), shortstop (7) and third base, he posted a collective .947 fielding percentage (20 errors in 376 chances). He also played one game at right field but did not have fielding chances.

He also was a player/manager in the Minor leagues during 22 seasons between 1918 and 1951, and managed the Peoria Redwings of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1946 season.

Rodgers died at the age of 91 in Goliad, Texas.

External links

  • Baseball Reference
  • Retrosheet
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