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Encyclopedia > Ivey Wingo
Ivey Wingo of the Cincinnati Reds in 1915.
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Ivey Wingo of the Cincinnati Reds in 1915.

Ivey Brown Wingo (July 8, 1890 - March 1, 1941) was a Major League Baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. Wingo spent the first three years of his career (1911-1914) with the Cardinals and last fourteen years with the Reds. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1911 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1914 throughout the world. ...

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Life Outside of Baseball

It is not known exactly where Ivey Wingo was born. Some accounts say Gainesville, Georgia while others say Norcross, GA. Regardless, he was a native Georgian who spent the entirity of his life as a resident of the state. Gainesville is a city in Hall County in Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Norcross is a city located in Gwinnett County, Georgia. ...


Playing Days

Wingo is best known for being the backstop for the 1919 World Series Championship Reds team. That team is known for winning the a series fixed by, amongst others, Arnold Rothstein & Abe "Little Champ" Attell. The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ... Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 - November 4, 1928) was a New York businessman and gambler chiefly famous for his role as a kingpin of organized crime. ... Abraham Washington Attell (born February 22, 1884 in San Francisco, California, United States – died February 6, 1970 in New Paltz, New York), better known in the boxing world as Abe Attell, was a boxer who became known for his involvement in scandals as well as for his long period...


At the time of his retirement, he held the National League record for games caught in a career at 1,233.


He was also manager of the Reds for two games, splitting them both in the middle of the 1916 season The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world. ...


Career Highlights/Lowlights

  • He led the National League in At Bats per Strikeout (30.7) in 1917.
  • At the time of his retirement, he held records for most errors by a catcher both in a season and career (post-1900).

The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ...

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • http://www.members.tripod.com/bb_catchers/catchers/wingo.htm
  • Baseball Almanac- Ivey Wingo
Preceded by:
Buck Herzog
Cincinnati Reds Manager
1916
Succeeded by:
Christy Mathewson

 
 

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