Joe Sugden

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Joseph Sugden

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

After his playing career ended, Joe Sugden was a Detroit Tigers coach in 1912, at which time he was pressed into service as a player when the Tigers' players went on strike in support of Ty Cobb on May 18th; it was Joe's final playing appearance. He later coached for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1921 to 1925 and was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies staff in 1926 and 1927. He then scouted for the Cardinals from 1928 until his passing.

He umpired two National League games in 1897.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Kevin W. Barwin: "Paper Tigers: How a Player Strike Put a Team of 'Misfits' on a Major League Field for a Day", Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 52 Number 1 (Spring 2023), pp. 5-13.

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