Tripp Sigman

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Wesley Triplett Sigman

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tripp Sigman had a wonderful cup of coffee for the 1929 Phillies, posting a line of .517/.563/.759 in 29 at-bats in late September. However, when he came back in 1930 he could not win the centerfielder job away from Denny Sothern. The other two outfielders were Lefty O'Doul and Chuck Klein.

An article lists him at # 9 on the list of best call-ups. All Time Hitter Call-ups

In the minors, Sigman hit .303 over an 11-year career. His highest average was with the 1932 Fort Wayne Chiefs, a team which featured a number of other players over the age of 30: 38-year-old Bill Wambsganss, 39-year-old Elmer Smith; 36-year-old Ralph Miller and 34-year-old Ted Menze.

The book Ty Cobb: Safe at Home mentions a benefit game played in Augusta, GA on October 27, 1929, where Cobb served as one of the umpires. Sigman was one of a number of major leaguers who played.

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Tripp Sigman