Cliff Heathcote

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Clifton Earl Heathcote

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Biographical Information[edit]

Cliff Heathcote was an outfielder who played 15 years in the majors. He played for several years with the St. Louis Cardinals at the time of Rogers Hornsby, and then was with the Chicago Cubs for many years, eventually being a teammate of Hornsby again when Hornsby came to the Cubs.

On May 30, 1922, Heathcote was traded for Max Flack between games of a doubleheader. Heathcote played for the Cardinals in the first game then appeared for the Cubs in game two.

As a player on the pennant-winning 1929 Chicago Cubs, Heathcote was two years younger than Hornsby, the same age as Riggs Stephenson, a year older than Kiki Cuyler, and two years older than Hack Wilson. Heathcote was the fourth outfielder behind Stephenson, Cuyler, and Wilson.

Heathcote is perhaps the most prominent major leaguer to come out of Pennsylvania State University other than Hall of Famer John Ward.

Further Reading[edit]

  • William H. Johnson: "Cliff Heathcote", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Winning on the North Side: the 1929 Chicago Cubs, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 87-89. ISBN 978-1-933599-89-2

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