Ginger Beaumont

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Birthday
23, 1876
Birthplace
Rochester, WI
Death Date
Apr 10, 1956 (79)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1876
Birthplace
Rochester, WI
Death Date
Apr 10, 1956 (79)

About

Outfielder best remembered for being the first batter of the first World Series in 1903 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He led the National League in hits and batting in 1902.

Before Fame

Earning his nickname for his flowing mane of red hair, he began his baseball career with the minor league Milwaukee Brewers, before joining the Pirates in 1900.

Trivia

With a talent for contact hitting and a surprising quickness running the bases, he was considered one of the best leadoff men in the league.

Family Life

He was born in Rochester, Wisconsin to Thomas and Mary Jones.

Associated With

The opposing pitcher in his World Series debut was the great Boston Americans ace Cy Young.