Born: 1/10/1888 in Walhalia, South Carolina
Died: 9/30/1977 in Texas City, Texas
Major League Career: 1912-24
Games Played at Second Base: 1,688
Most Games Played For: St. Louis Browns
Photo via Encore Editions
Del Pratt had a lifetime batting average of .292. He led the American League in RBI with 103 in 1916. Before his Major League career, he was a star running back at Alabama.
For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.
Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.
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