Pete LePine

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Louis Joseph LePine

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 142 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Louis "Pete" LePine was the first player born in Montreal, QC to come to the major leagues. He had 96 at-bats for the Detroit Tigers in 1902, his only major league season.

". . . Louis Lepine . . . has been known as Lajoie's phenomenon. . . Lepine . . . was a good man in his New England class." - Sporting Life of Oct. 8, 1898

He was also referred to as "the second Lajoie" in Sporting Life of January 10, 1903. At the time, he lived in Woonsocket, RI, the birthplace of Nap Lajoie.

"Louis Lepine, of Woonsocket, who was with Rochester, of the Eastern League, last season, and who refused to join Arthur Irwin's Kansas City team because of an injury to his leg last year, is playing fine ball with the Woonsocket Comets. In fifteen games Lepine has batted .545 and has fielded .950." - the July 22, 1905 edition of Sporting Life

In 1908 it was reported that he was "threatened with pneumonia".

He managed and played with the Woonsocket team from 1909 to 1913. On September 13, 1910, his Woonsocket team beat the New England League Worcester Busters 5-2, as Lepine broke up the game with a three-run double off Allan Collamore. The game was played as a benefit to Henri Rondeau a Woonsocket boy playing for Worcester.

In 1943 he was a coach at the Mount St. Charles Academy of Woonsocket, RI with his son, the minor league pitcher Louis Lepine. Louis Lepine had a 22-10 record over two seasons, and was reported as weighing 255 pounds.

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