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From BR Bullpen
George A. Turner
- Bats Both, Throws Left
- Weight 155 lb.
- Debut August 18, 1893
- Final Game June 10, 1898
- Born February 13, 1867 in West New Brighton, NY USA
- Died July 16, 1945 in Staten Island, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Tuck Turner played 6 seasons in the big leagues at the peak of a lively ball era, from 1893 to 1898. His career batting average was .320 and he hit .416 in 1894, one of the highest batting averages of all time.
Turner broke in during the 1893 season at age 20, hitting .323 on a team that hit .301. The next season his .416 average was highest on the team, but it barely beat the outfielders Ed Delahanty who hit .407, Sam Thompson who hit .407, and Billy Hamilton who hit .404. The team hit .349. The league leader was Hugh Duffy of Boston, who hit .440, with Turner coming in second.
In 1895, Turner hit .386 on a team that hit .330. All the outfielders hit higher than him, with Delahanty hitting .404, Thompson at .392, and Hamilton at .389. He dropped substantially in 1896, and was traded in mid-season to St. Louis. The next year, as a regular outfielder, he hit .291 on a team that hit .275. He led the team in triples. He finished out his major league career in 1898 hitting .199 in 35 games at age 31.