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Peter Pierre Childs

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 175 lb.

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"Pete Childs is playing a phenomenal second base for the Athletics." - Sporting Life of May 16, 1896, about Pete's performance for the minor-league Philadelphia Athletics of the Atlantic League.
"Pete was not heralded as a hitter, but he is lining them out quite regularly, and playing the second cushion a good deal better than it has ever been played by any previous guardian of the bag in this town . . ." - Sporting Life of May 14, 1898, about Pete Childs playing for Hartford

Pete Childs played in the National League in 1901 and 1902, at ages 29 and 30. He had over 300 plate appearances in each season, and played primarily second base.

Childs was born, and died, in Philadelphia, PA. Through 1899, he played several seasons each in the Pennsylvania State League and the Atlantic League. After some time in the Connecticut League and the New York State League, he came up to the majors in 1901.

After his major league days, he continued to play in the minors, mostly in the New York State League and the Ohio State League. He also managed several years in the minors.

Oddly, although Pete is not listed as related to the much-better-known Cupid Childs, the two of them both played second base for the 1901 Chicago Orphans. Cupid was in 63 games at the position, while Pete was in 60.

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