George Stumpf

George Frederick Stumpf (December 15, 1910 – March 6, 1993) was a Major League Baseball player. Listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 155 lb., Stumpf batted and threw left-handed. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Stumpf was 20 years old when he entered the majors in 1931 with the Boston Red Sox, playing for them three consecutive years before joining the Chicago White Sox (1936). While in Boston, he was mostly used in pinch-hitting and pinch-running duties as well as a backup outfielder for Jack Rothrock (LF), Tom Oliver (CF) and Earl Webb (RF). His most productive season came in 1932, when he posted career-numbers in games (79), runs (18), extrabases (39) and RBI (18). The next season, he hit a career-high .341 with a .400 on-base percentage in just 22 games.

In a four-season career, Stumpf was a .235 hitter (61-for-260) with one home run and 32 RBI in 118 games, including 31 runs, seven doubles, three triples, and five stolen bases. In 77 outfield appearances, he recorded a collective .969 fielding percentage (four errors in 130 chances).

Stumpf died at the age of 82 in Metairie, Louisiana.

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