Jesse Altenburg

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Jesse Howard Altenburg

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 158 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jesse Altenburg was in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1916 and 1917. His teammates included the elderly Honus Wagner and the young Burleigh Grimes.

A SABR publication (The Inside Game, Vol. 7, # 2) indicates Altenburg also played for Kansas City in 1917 and is buried in North Star, MI.

Altenburg managed a number of minor league teams: the 1928 Hanover Raiders, Blue Ridge League; 1929 Salisbury-Spencer Colonials, Piedmont League; 1932 South Bend Twins, Central League; and 1940 Lansing Lancers Michigan State League.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1928 Hanover Raiders Blue Ridge League -- -- Replaced by George Hammen
1929 Salisbury-Spencer Colonials Piedmont League 48-89 6th
1930 Hamilton Tigers Ontario League 10-30 -- -- Team disbanded July 3
1932 South Bend Twins Central League -- -- Replaced by Clarence Roper
1940 Lansing Lancers Michigan State League 44-62 6th

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