Abel Lizotte

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Abel Lizotte

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 174 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Abel Lizotte, who was in the majors in 1896, spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues, hitting .292 in 1,023 games. In 1895, with the Wilkes-Barre Coal Barons, Lizotte hit .333 with 111 runs and 29 triples in 109 games. In 1901, with the Wheeling Stogies, Lizotte hit .330 in 127 games. In 1907 and 1908, he managed the minor league Wilkes-Barre Barons.

He was interred at St. Mary Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre following his death.

Sporting Life always spelled his name "Lezotte" and once called him "Albert Lezotte". In 1900 it was reported that he was hurt during an accident at the freight depot where he worked.

When Lizotte was signed in 1896, manager Connie Mack of the 1896 Pirates was questioned as to how he would use outfielder Lizotte, because the Pirates appeared to have a strong outfield (Jake Stenzel and Mike Smith both hit over .360 while Patsy Donovan was at .319) but the infield appeared weak. Mack indicated that Lizotte could be a back-up outfielder who could hit. However, it turned out that Mack used Lizotte solely in the infield - at first base, where the regular, Jake Beckley, had been traded.

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