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Pop Schriver

American baseball player

Died when: 67 years 169 days (809 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Pop Schriver

William Frederick "Pop" Schriver (July 11, 1865 – December 27, 1932) born in Brooklyn, New York, was a baseball catcher for the Brooklyn Grays (1886), Philadelphia Quakers/Philadelphia Phillies (1888–90), Chicago Colts (1891–94), New York Giants (1895), Cincinnati Reds (1897), Pittsburgh Pirates (1898–1900) and St.

Louis Cardinals (1901).In 14 seasons he played in 800 games, had 2,727 at bats, 367 runs, 720 hits, 117 doubles, 40 triples, 16 home runs, 375 RBIs, 46 stolen bases, 223 walks, .264 batting average, .329 on-base percentage, .354 slugging percentage, 965 total bases and 33 sacrifice hits.

He died in New York City.A Washington Post article reported on August 26, 1894, that on the 25th, "Pop" Schriver caught a ball tossed by his teammate Clark Griffith from the observation deck of the Washington Monument (505 feet).

Griffith reported later that Schriver "couldn't hold it and it plopped out," so Schriver's claim to the first catch from the Monument is questioned.

The feat was successfully completed by Washington Senators catcher Charles E. "Gabby" Street on Aug. 21, 1908.


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