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Pug Bennett

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Justin Titus Bennett

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pug Bennett, as a 32-year-old rookie with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1906, led the National League with 595 at-bats. He was the only player on the team who appeared in more than 100 games (he was in 153). The Cardinals were not a very good team and, although Bennett had nearly 600 at-bats, he scored only 62 runs, mainly because people behind him were not driving him in. The team had a batting average of .235 and a slugging percentage of .296. Bennett's major league career ended when he did not hit as well in 1907.

Pug had a long career apart from the majors. He is the only major leaguer to come out of Blackburn College, where he attended in 1897, and in 1898 and 1899 he played for Mattoon. In 1900, he was with the Toledo Mud Hens. By 1905 he was with the Seattle Siwashes, and came up to the majors in 1906.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL At-Bats Leader (1906)

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1902 Shreveport Giants Southern Association -- none -- replaced George Reed in May, replaced by George Reed June 27.
1915 Aberdeen Black Cats Northwestern League -- none Team withdrew August 1 replaced Charley Stis May 23.

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