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Jimmy Sheckard

Jimmy Sheckard

Position(s):
OF, SS, 3B, 1B, 2B
Born:
November 23, 1878
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
175 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-14-1897 with BRO

Intro

Adaptability was the key to Jimmy Sheckard's career. Early on, he was a slugging outfielder who led the league in triples and homers, and drove in 100 runs. Later, he became a patient leadoff batter for Frank Chance's Chicago Cubs, drawing a record 147 walks in 1911, and 122 more the following season. An excellent defensive left fielder, Sheckard played in four World Series in five years for the Cubs, helping them to a pair of titles.

Quotes About

"Sheckard was one of the brightest ball players in the business, and he was a bigger cog in the old invincible Cub machine than he ever received credit for being." — teammate Johnny Evers

Factoid 1

Jimmy Sheckard performed in a barbershop quartet along with teammates Solly Hoffman and Lew Ritchie in the 1910s.

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