Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 8 - Lew Riggs

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Lew Riggs

Born: April 22, 1910, Mebane, North Carolina
Signed: 1932 by the Cardinals
Debut: 1934 with the Cardinals
Reds Debut: 1935, acquired via purchase
Reds Stats: 6 seasons at 3B, 610 games, 2287 PA, 20 HR, 213 RBI, .258/.313/.368
Last Major League Season: 1946, with Brooklyn

NL All Star in 1936.
Played in the majors for the Cardinals, Reds, and Dodgers.
Appeared on 4 World Series rosters, including wins in 1934 and 1940.
Led NL in assists as a third baseman twice.
Served in the Air Force during World War II.

Number of cards: 21
Number of cards as a Red: 13
Number of cards in my collection: 1 (8%)

Go Reds.

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