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Dave Pope

Dave Pope
Born: (1921-06-17)June 17, 1921
Talladega, Alabama
Died: August 28, 1999(1999-08-28) (aged 78)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1952 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1956 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .265
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 73

David Pope (June 17, 1921 – August 28, 1999) was an American Major League Baseball outfielder who played for four seasons in MLB for the Cleveland Indians in 1952, and from 1954 to 1955. He then played for the Baltimore Orioles after being traded from 1955 to 1956, then was traded back to Cleveland for the remainder of the 1956 season.

Pope, the son of Jackson and Mary Pope, was one of eleven siblings.[1] His older brother Willie Pope was a notable Negro league baseball player for the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords.[1]

Although his major league career was not lengthy, Pope has a place in the photo and film archive for Game 1 of the [1]

Dave Pope's grandson, David Pegram, was featured in the cast of the 2011 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, "War Horse."


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Biography portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Find a Grave

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