Pete Koegel

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snipped from 1972 Topps #14 Phillies Rookies (w/Pete Koegel)

Peter John Koegel

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pete Koegel was a very versatile guy in his 62 games in the big leagues. He played 12 games at catcher, 9 at first base, 4 at third base, 2 in left field, 2 in right field, and the rest presumably as a pinch hitter or pinch runner. Most of his games were with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1972, the team on which Steve Carlton won 27 games. Koegel also played for the Milwaukee Brewers.

He also played in the Venezuelan League, setting a single-season record in 1973-74 for the most RBI with 65 while playing for Leones del Caracas. That season he belted 18 homers and batted for a .350 average.

Koegel was one of the tallest players in the major leagues in the early 1970s, being listed at 6' 6½", and one of the tallest catchers of all time. (See Frank Howard, Dick Hall)

Koegel's brother, Warren Koegel [1], played in the NFL from 1971-1974.

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