Ivey Wingo Essentials

Positions:
Bats: L Throws: R
70 Weight: 160
Born: 7 8, 1890 in Gainesville, GA USA
Died: 3 1 1941 in Norcross, GA USA
Debut: 4/20/1911
Last Game: 10/6/1929
Full Name: Ivey Brown Wingo

Catcher Ivey Wingo made his debut with the Cardinals in 1911 and played there until 1914. He batted .267 with 33 doubles, 21 triples, 8 home runs, 108 rbi and 41 stolen bases while there. He was traded to the Reds in 1915.

He was a platoon player on the 1919 champions batting .273 in 245 at bats. He batted 4 for 7 in the World Series. In 1920 he batted .264 in 364 at bats. In total with the Reds, Wingo batted .257 and had 796 hits with 117 doubles 60 triples 17 home runs and 347 rbi with 46 steals.

Wingo stayed with the Reds until 1926 and coached with the club in 1928 and 29, taking 1 final at bat in the latter season. He also coached for the Reds in 1936. When Wingo retired he was the NL all-time leader in games caught. Wingo led the league in assists, double plays and caught stealing multiple times. He is still in the top 50 in several Reds categories including games played, triples and singles. Wingo died in 1941. He was inducted to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.

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