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Lou Mahaffey

Lou Mahaffey
Pitcher/First basemen
Born: (1874-01-03)January 3, 1874
Madison, Wisconsin
Died: October 26, 1949(1949-10-26) (aged 75)
Torrance, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1898 for the Louisville Colonels
Last MLB appearance
April 12, 1898 for the Louisville Colonels
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0-1
Earned run average 3.00
Strikeouts 1
Teams

Louis Wood "Lou" Mahaffey ((1974-01-03)January 3, 1974-October 26, 1949(1949-10-26)) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played one season with the Louisville Colonels. He played eight professional teams but only played one game at the major league level.

Professional career

Early career

Mahaffey's early career was spent playing in many minor leagues in the Midwest from 1895 to 1897. He played in the Western Interstate League, the Western Association and the Western League before he got a chance to play with Louisville in the Major Leagues.

Louisville Colonels

In his only game with the Louisville Colonels of the National League in 1898, Mahaffey took the loss surrendering three earned runs in nine full innings pitched. Mahaffey made five plate appearances, walking once and failed to get on base the other four times.

Portland Webfoots

Mahaffey began to play for the Portland Webfoots of the Pacific Northwest League in 1901. He abandoned his previous position as a pitcher and began playing as a first basemen. He hit .197 with 62 hits in 315 at bats. On the fielding side he committed 32 errors in 80 games.

In 1902, his final season in professional baseball, Mahaffey hit .230 with 26 hits in 113 at bats.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball Almanac.
  • Find a Grave
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