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From BR Bullpen
Herbert Theodore Briggs
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 23, 1896
- Final Game September 25, 1905
- Born July 8, 1875 in Poughkeepsie, NY USA
- Died February 18, 1911 in Cleveland, OH USA
 Biographical Information
Pitcher Buttons Briggs played for the Chicago Colts of the National League from 1896 to 1898. He went 20-8 with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1902 and returned to the majors with the Chicago Cubs in 1904 and 1905.
Although he had excellent ERA's in 1904-05, he was traded after the 1905 season to Brooklyn, and never again appeared in the majors. The Cubs, meanwhile, won the pennant in 1906-08. Briggs surfaced with Elyria in 1906.
In 1907 he led Indianapolis in wins with 16.