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John Bischoff (baseball)

John Bischoff
Born: (1894-10-28)October 28, 1894
Edwardsville, Illinois
Died: December 28, 1981(1981-12-28) (aged 87)
Granite City, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1925 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1926 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Fielding percentage .964
Putouts 229
Assists 66
Batting average .262
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John George Bischoff (October 28, 1894 – December 28, 1981) was a backup catcher who played in Major League Baseball from

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  2. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. Listed at 5' 7", 165 lb., Bischoff batted and threw right-handed. He was affectionately nicknamed "Smiley".

A native of Granite City, Illinois, Bischoff was one of the first foreign ballplayers to play in Cuban baseball as a member of the Habana BBC in 1923. He reached the majors in 1925 with the Chicago White Sox, appearing in seven games with them before moving to the Boston Red Sox during the midseason. In part of two major league seasons, he was a .262 hitter (71-for-271) with one home run and 35 RBI in 107 games, including 20 runs, 20 doubles, three triples, and two stolen bases.

Bischoff died in his home town of Granite City at the age of 87.


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