Born: February 3, 1872|
Died: May 14, 1934 (aged 62)|
|September 21, 1896 for the Cleveland Spiders|
Last MLB appearance
|June 3, 1912 for the St. Louis Browns|
|Runs batted in||342|
Career highlights and awards
Louis Criger (February 3, 1872 in Elkhart, Indiana – May 14, 1934 in Tucson, Arizona) was a Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Spiders (1896–1898), St. Louis Cardinals (1899–1900), Boston Americans/Red Sox (1901–1908), St. Louis Browns (1909, 1912), and the New York Highlanders (1910).
Criger became the first Opening Day catcher in Boston American League franchise's history. A catcher for most of Cy Young's 511 victories, he also caught every inning for eight games with Boston in the first-ever World Series in 1903, helping his team win the championship.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Bio on BaseballLibrary.com
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