George William Pipgras
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut June 9, 1923
- Final Game June 2, 1935
- Born December 20, 1899 in Ida Grove, IA USA
- Died October 19, 1986 in Gainesville, FL USA
George was born far from Broadway in Ida Grove, IA. He was a farm boy (until his father went into the hotel business) and served in WWI. After winning 19 games for Charleston in 1922, he came to the majors with the 1923 Yankees and 1924 Yankees, used sparingly. In the minors with Atlanta in 1925, he won 19 games and in 1926 he went 22-19 for St. Paul.
After his excellent season in 1928, he won Game 2 of the 1928 World Series.
In May 1933 he was sold to the 1933 Boston Red Sox and pitched for them in 1933-35. He also played for Nashville during part of 1935.
A broken elbow in 1933 caused him to struggle during the rest of his pitching career.
After going 4-6 for the Nashville Vols in 1935, George Pipgras retired. He was an umpire in the New York-Penn League in 1936-1937 and the Eastern League in 1938. Pipgras was then an American League umpire from 1939 to 1946. Afterwards he was a scout and instructed umpires.
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- AL Wins Leader (1928)
- AL Innings Pitched Leader (1928)
- AL Shutouts Leader (1930)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1928-1930 & 1932)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1928)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1928-1930 & 1932)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1928)
- Won four World Series with the New York Yankees (1923, 1927, 1928 & 1932; he did not play in the 1923 World Series)