Bill Rodgers (infielder)
Born: April 18, 1887|
Pleasant Ridge, Ohio
Died: December 24, 1978 (aged 91)|
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 15, 1915 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 13, 1916 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||19|
Wilbur Kincaid Rodgers [″Rawmeat Bill″] (April 18, 1887 – December 24, 1978) was a backup infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a second baseman from 1915 through 1916 for the Cleveland Indians (1915), Boston Red Sox (1915) and Cincinnati Reds (1915–1916). Listed at 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m), 170 lb., Rodgers batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Pleasant Ridge, Ohio.
In a two-season career, Rodgers was a .243 hitter (65-for-268) with 30 run and 19 RBI in 102 games, including 15 doubles, four triples, 11 stolen bases, and a .316 on-base percentage without home runs. in 83 fielding appearances at second base (75), shortstop (7) and third base, he posted a collective .947 fielding percentage (20 errors in 376 chances). He also played one game at right field but did not have fielding chances.
He also was a player/manager in the Minor leagues during 22 seasons between 1918 and 1951, and managed the Peoria Redwings of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1946 season.
- Baseball Reference
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