Pete Reiser Baseball Outfielder

Pete reiser

Harold Patrick "Pete" Reiser (March 17, 1919 – October 25, 1981), nicknamed "Pistol Pete," was an outfielder in Major League Baseball during the 1940s and early 1950s. He played primarily for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and later for the Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cleveland Indians. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Reiser originally signed with his hometown Cardinals, but at age 19 he was among a group of minor league players declared free agents by Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Reportedly, Cardinal general manager Branch Rickey — mortified at losing a player of Reiser's caliber — arranged for the Dodgers to sign Reiser, hide him in the minors, then trade him back to St. Louis at a later date. But Reiser's stellar performances in spring training in both 1939 and 1940 forced the Dodgers to keep him. (Rickey would become GM of the Dodgers after the 1942 season, and witness Reiser's injury-caused decline as a great talent.) As a rookie in 1941, Reiser helped the Dodgers take home the pennant. He was a sensation that year, winning the National League batting title and also leading the league in doubles, triples, runs scored, and slugging percentage.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 17th, 1919
Date of death
October 25th, 1981 at age of 62
Place of death
Palm Springs, California, United States of America

Baseball statistics

Seasson Team AB G H R BB BA GDP GS HBP HR IBB OBP RBI SF SH SLG SO 2B 3B
1940 Major League Baseball season Brooklyn Dodgers 225 58 66 34 15 0.293 4 0 0 3 0.338 20 1 0.418 33 11 4
1941 Major League Baseball Season Brooklyn Dodgers 536 137 184 117 46 0.343 6 1 11 14 0.406 76 8 0.558 71 39 17
1942 Major League Baseball Season Brooklyn Dodgers 480 125 149 89 48 0.31 0 0 2 10 0.375 64 7 0.463 45 33 5
1946 Major League Baseball Season Brooklyn Dodgers 423 122 117 75 55 0.277 3 0 1 11 0.361 73 3 0.428 58 21 5
1947 Major League Baseball Season Brooklyn Dodgers 388 110 120 68 68 0.309 3 0 2 5 0.415 46 4 0.418 41 23 2
1948 Major League Baseball Season Brooklyn Dodgers 127 64 30 17 29 0.236 2 0 1 1 0.382 19 2 0.354 21 8 2
1949 Major League Baseball Season Boston Braves 221 84 60 32 33 0.271 4 1 1 8 0.369 40 3 0.443 42 8 3
1950 Major League Baseball Season Boston Braves 78 53 16 12 18 0.205 1 0 2 1 0.367 10 0 0.269 22 2 0
1951 Major League Baseball season Pittsburgh Pirates 140 74 38 22 27 0.271 2 0 0 2 0.389 13 0 0.421 20 9 3
1952 Major League Baseball Season Cleveland Indians 44 34 6 7 4 0.136 1 0 0 3 0.208 7 0 0.364 16 1 0

Abbrevations

AB - At bat, G - Games, H - Hits allowed, R - Runs, BB - Base on balls , BA - Batting average, GDP or GIDP - Ground into double play, GS - Grand Slam, HBP - Hit by pitch, HR - Home runs, IBB - Intentional base on balls, OBP - On-base percentage, RBI - Run batted in, SF - Sacrifice fly, SH - Sacrifice hit, SLG - Slugging average, 2B - Double, 3B - Triple

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