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Pie Traynor
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Baseball Player
    (November 11, 1898-March 16, 1972)
    Born in Framingham, Massachusetts
    Birth name was Harold Joseph Traynor
    Third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920-35,1937)
    .320 career batting average
    2,416 hits
    1,273 runs batted in
    Two-time All-Star (1933-34)
    Managed the Pirates (1934-39)
    457-406 win-loss record
    #20 retired by the Pirates
    Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1948)
    His nickname was originally ‘Pie Face.’
    He was invited by a scout from the Boston Braves to a tryout, but the scout forgot to inform Braves manager George Stallings who ordered Traynor off the field (1919).
    During his first season with the Pirates, he committed 12 errors in only 17 games.
    He never learned how to drive a car.
    He was the first (and as of the end of 2015, only) player to steal home during a All-Sar Game (1934).
    Branch Rickey said, ‘He was a mechanically perfect third baseman.’
    He was the first third baseman elected by the BBWAA to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
    As a broadcaster for the Pirates, he would walk ten miles roundtrip from his home to the station, keeping up the practice well into his 60s.

Credit: C. Fishel


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