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Ping Bodie on a 1912 American Tobacco Company baseball card (Brown Backgrounds (T207-018)
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Ping Bodie on a 1912 American Tobacco Company baseball card (Brown Backgrounds (T207-018)

  1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The American Tobacco Company was founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke as a merger between a number of tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter. ... Topps Baseball cards from the 50s, 60s and 70s A baseball card is a small card printed on heavy paper stock, featuring one or more baseball players. ...


Frank Stephen (Ping) Bodie, born Francesco Stephano Pezzolo (October 8, 1887 - December 17, 1961), was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox (1911-1914), Philadelphia Athletics (1917) and New York Yankees (1919-1921). Bodie batted and threw right handed. He was born in San Francisco, California. October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1989 â€¢ 1974 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1972 1930 â€¢ 1929 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 AL Pennants (15) 1990 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1972 â€¢ 1931 â€¢ 1930 1929 â€¢ 1914 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 â€¢ 1905 â€¢ 1902 West Division titles (13) [1... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... For details about the famous earthquake, refer to the article 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. ...


One of the most feared sluggers in the 1910s, Bodie was nicknamed "Ping" for the sound made when his fifty-two-ounce bat crashed into the "dead" ball of his era. In baseball, slugger is a popular term for a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits, though they may not have a high batting average. ... Rawlings SLLMP Liquidmetal Plasma Senior League Baseball Bat A baseball bat is a smooth rod, often but not always wooden, used in the game of baseball to hit the ball after the ball is thrown by the pitcher. ...

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Career

In 1910, playing for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League, Bodie hit the then fantastic total of 30 home runs, and quickly broke into the big leagues with the Chicago White Sox in 1911. Ping became a regular for four years with Chicago hitting .289 with 97 RBI, .294, .265 and .229. After his poor season and some clashes with manager Jimmy Callahan in 1914, he was sold back to the San Francisco Seals. For the professional hockey team see: San Francisco Seals (WHL). ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ...


In 1917 Bodie was back in the major legues with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1917. In that season he ranked among the American League top 10 in eight offensive categories while hitting seven home runs (3rd) with 74 RBIs (6th), 233 total bases (5th), 46 extra-base hits (5th), 11 triples (8th), 28 doubles (9th), a .418 slugging percentage (6th), and a .774 OPS (10th). He also led AL outfielders with 32 assists. American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... In baseball, an extra base hit (EB, EBH or XBH) is a statistic credited to a batter for hitting a double, triple, or home run. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... See also: Assist (sports) ASSIST (the Assembler System for Student Instruction and Systems Teaching) is an IBM System/370-compatible assembler and interpreter developed in the 1970s at Penn State University by John Mashey. ...


In 1918, the New York Yankees purchase first baseman George Burns from the Detroit Tigers and immediately trade him to the Athletics for Bodie. With the Yankees he batted .256, .278 and .295 in three full seasons, and was traded to the Boston Red Sox in August 1921. New York went on to win the American League pennant that year. When Bodie asked for a half share of the 1921 World Series money, the Yankees turned him down. After the season was over he refused to go back to the Red Sox and returned home. The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... George Henry Burns (January 31, 1893 - January 7, 1978) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1998-present) East Division (1969-1997) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0) None East Division Champs (3) 1987 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1972... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ...


Bodie spent the next seven seasons in the minors playing with the Vernon Tigers and San Francisco Missions in the Pacific Coast League, the Des Moines club in the Western League, and the Wichita Falls and San Antonio Missions in the Texas League. Minor League Baseball, formerly the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and also known in the past as NAPBL, National Baseball Association, and NA, is the organization which oversees the governing and organization of minor league baseball in North America. ... The Mission Reds were a minor league baseball team located in San Francisco which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1926 through 1937. ... Des Moines skyline, as seen from the Iowa State Capitol. ... The Wichita Wranglers are a minor league baseball team based in Wichita, Kansas. ... The San Antonio Missions is a minor league baseball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ...


In a nine-season major league career, Bodie was a .275 hitter with 43 home runs and 516 RBI in 1050 games. In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on...


After his retirement from baseball Bodie was an electrician for 32 years on Hollywood movie lots and a bit actor, mostly with Universal Studios. It is believed that Bodie was the the first Italian American to play at major league level, although there was never a confirmation of this. He was, at any rate, given credit for inspiring other West Coast Italian American ballplayers who followed him – Tony Lazzeri, Frank Crosetti, and the brothers Joe, Dom and Vince DiMaggio, between others. The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Universal_logo. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Anthony Michael Lazzeri (December 6, 1903 - August 6, 1946), better known as Tony Lazzeri, was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s, predominantly with the New York Yankees. ... Frank Crosetti was a shortstop for the New York Yankees during the 1930s and 40s. ... Joe DiMaggio Joseph Paul DiMaggio (born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... Dominic Paul Dom DiMaggio (born February 12, 1917 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1940-42, 1946-53). ... Vincent Paul Vince DiMaggio (September 6, 1912 - October 3, 1986) was a Major League Baseball center fielder and right-handed batter who played in the National League for the Boston Bees (1937-38), Cincinnati Reds (1939-40), Pittsburgh Pirates (1940-46) and New York Giants (1946). ...


Bodie died of cancer in San Francisco, California, at the age of 74. He is a member of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... This is a list of members of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. ...


Facts

  • Asked about rooming with Yankees teammate Babe Ruth, Bodie always denied it. "That isn't so", he'd say, "I room with his suitcase!". It was also said of Bodie that he provided much of the inspiration Ring Lardner had in creating his famous baseball fictional series You Know Me, Al, that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, which was written in the form of letters written by a bush league baseball player to a friend back home.

For the band named Babe Ruth, see Babe Ruth (band). ... Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 25, 1933) was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre. ... There have been many publications called the Saturday Evening Post; several were/are local British newspapers. ...

Trivia

  • In Jacksonville, Florida, Bodie competed against an ostrich named “Percy” in a spaghetti eating contest! Bodie won the competition when Percy passed out after his 11th plate of pasta. (March 3, 1919).

Nickname: Where Florida Begins Official website: http://www. ... Binomial name Struthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758 The ostrich (Struthio camelus) is a flightless bird native to Africa. ... Spaghetti in a bowl. ...

Sources

  • Baseball Library
  • Baseball Reference
  • The Baseball Biography Project
  • The Deadball Era
  • Vintage Card Traders

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Ping Bodie Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac (296 words)
Bodie was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 22, 1911, with the Chicago White Sox, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
P ing Bodie's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Ping Bodie baseball statistics page.
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Ping Bodie is a 36 year old outfielder in the Yankees' system.
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