Bill Skiff

Bill Skiff
Born: (1895-10-16)October 16, 1895
New Rochelle, New York
Died: December 25, 1976(1976-12-25) (aged 81)
Bronxville, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 17, 1921, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1926, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average .250
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 11

William Franklin Skiff (October 16, 1895 December 25, 1976) was an American professional baseball player, manager and scout. Although he appeared only briefly in Major League Baseball in 22 total games as a catcher and pinch hitter for the 1921 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1926 New York Yankees, he had a long career in the minor leagues: 19 seasons as a player or player-manager, and another 14 as a manager.

Born in New Rochelle, New York, the 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 170 lb (77 kg) Skiff batted and threw right-handed. During his two big-league stints, he hit .250 in 56 at bats. His 14 hits included two doubles. His minor league career extended from 1916–31 and 1933–51. As a manager he piloted the top-level Seattle Rainiers, Newark Bears and Kansas City Blues. He served the Yankees' organization for many years as a minor league skipper and scout.

Skiff died at age 81 in Bronxville, New York.

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