Born: February 27, 1902|
Eagle Lake, Texas
Died: February 27, 1959 57) (aged|
|September 17, 1922, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 6, 1926, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||14|
Howard Chumney Fitzgerald [Lefty] (May 16, 1902 – February 27, 1959) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1922, 1924) and Boston Red Sox (1924). Fitzgerald batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Eagle Lake, Texas.
In a three-season career, Fitzgerald was a .257 hitter (36-for-140) with 15 runs and 14 RBI in 48 games, including 25 doubles, three triples, and two stolen bases. He did not hit a home run. As a fielder, he appeared in 21 games at left field, 12 at right, and one at center.
Fitzgerald died in an automobile accident in Mathews, Texas at age 56.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference