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Clarence Howeth Beaumont

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[edit] Biographical Information

The New York Evening Telegram of August 31, 1899 reported that Ginger Beaumont used the heaviest bat in the league at 55 (!) ounces. Most players used bats that weighed 34-36 ounces.

Ginger was the first batter in World Series history. He was the leadoff hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 1 of the 1903 Series.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL Batting Average Leader (1902)
  • 2-time NL At-Bats Leader (1903 & 1904)
  • NL Runs Leader (1903)
  • 4-time NL Hits Leader (1902-1904 & 1907)
  • NL Total Bases Leader (1903)
  • 4-time NL Singles Leader (1902-1904 & 1907)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1903)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 4 (1900-1903)

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