Jigger Statz

Jigger Statz
Birthdate 10/20/1897
Death Date 3/16/1988
Debut Year 1919
Year of Induction
Teams Cubs, Giants, MiLB, Reds, Robins
Position Center Field

Jigger Statz is one of 9 players to accumulate 4,000 hits as a pro; only Pete Rose, Ichiro Suzuki, Ty Cobb, and Hank Aaron have more.

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Jigger Statz had 4,093 career hits while playing professional baseball - only Pete Rose, Ichiro Suzuki, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, and Derek Jeter had more

Jigger Statz had 4,093 career hits while playing professional baseball - only Pete Rose, Ichiro Suzuki, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, and Derek Jeter had more

Only eight men have amassed 4,000 hits in professional baseball history. The top four men on the list are well-known – Pete Rose, Ichiro Suzuki, Ty Cobb, and Hank Aaron. The fifth man on the list is Jigger Statz. Unlike the men ahead of him, Statz banged out most of his hits in the minor leagu
Jigger Statz called GC Alexander,

Jigger Statz called GC Alexander, "the greatest control pitcher of all time"; later Statz served as technical advisor Alexander's biopic starring Ronald Reagan

During his four seasons in Chicago, Jigger Statz played alongside 373-game winner Grover Cleveland Alexander. Old Pete had his 38th birthday by the time the two finished playing together in 1925. Though past his prime, Alexander was still effective. In 1923, Statz’ second year with the Cubs, A
PCL legend Jigger Statz augmented his income by playing against Negro League barnstorming teams in the offseason

PCL legend Jigger Statz augmented his income by playing against Negro League barnstorming teams in the offseason

Despite the color barrier, Negro Leaguers often faced off against their MLB counterparts. These contests took place in the off-season and helped augment the income of the players involved. Shown here is a lineup of Negro League stars called the Philadelphia Royal Giants. They squared off against Di

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