Ginger Beaumont Stats

Ginger Beaumont was born on Sunday, July 23, 1876, in Rochester, Wisconsin. Beaumont was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1899, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ginger Beaumont baseball stats page.

"If Ginger Beaumont is remembered today, it's usually for being the first batter in modern World Series history. In the early days of the Deadball Era, however, he was considered baseball's finest leadoff man, a lifetime .311 hitter who was good enough to be named by both Bill Klem and Honus Wagner as the center fielder on their all-time teams. When contemporary observers spoke of Beaumont, they tended to focus on his surprising speed (he was once clocked from home to first in 4.4 seconds)--surprising because his typical playing weight was 190 lbs. on a 5'8" frame. 'He was an excellent base runner, being very fast on his feet, but nobody who saw him for the first time ambling along on his way to the batter's box would admit this,' wrote sportswriter John Gruber. 'A lazier or more indifferent-appearing player, emphasized by a burly body, could not be conceived. But when he hit the ball he was off like a streak, which astonished the uninitiated and made him one of the wonders of the century.'" - Baseball Historian Daniel Ginsburg (SABR Baseball Biography, 'Ginger Beaumont,' Source )
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Birth Name:
Clarence Howeth Beaumont
Nickname:
Ginger
Born On:
07-23-1876  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Rochester, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-10-1956 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Burlington, Wisconsin
Cemetery:
Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Wisconsin
High School:
East Troy High School (Troy, WI)
College:
Beloit College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-08
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-21-1899 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-15-1910
Draft:
Not Applicable
Ginger Beaumont

Ginger Beaumont Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
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Ginger Beaumont Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1899 23 Pirates 111 437 90 154 15 8 3 0 38 41 - - 4 - 7 - .352 .416 .444
1900 24 Pirates 138 567 105 158 14 9 5 0 50 40 - - 21 - 4 - .279 .331 .362
1901 25 Pirates 133 558 120 185 14 5 8 0 72 44 - - 12 - 2 - .332 .382 .418
1902 26 Pirates 130 541 100 193 21 6 0 0 67 39 - - 15 - 4 - .357 .404 .418
1903 27 Pirates 141 613 137 209 30 6 7 0 68 44 - - 12 - 5 - .341 .390 .444
1904 28 Pirates 153 615 97 185 12 12 3 0 54 34 - - 23 - 1 - .301 .338 .374
1905 29 Pirates 103 384 60 126 12 8 3 0 40 22 - - 14 - 0 - .328 .365 .424
1906 30 Pirates 80 310 48 82 9 3 2 1 32 19 - - 18 - 2 - .265 .311 .332
1907 31 Doves 150 580 67 187 19 14 4 0 62 37 - - 12 - 3 - .322 .366 .424
1908 32 Doves 125 476 66 127 20 6 2 0 52 42 - - 13 - 1 - .267 .328 .347
1909 33 Doves 123 407 35 107 11 4 0 0 60 35 - - 14 - 0 - .263 .321 .310
1910 34 Cubs 76 172 30 46 5 1 2 0 22 28 - 14 8 - 1 - .267 .373 .343
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 1,463 5,660 955 1,759 182 82 39 1 617 425 - 14 166 - 30 - .311 .362 .393
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Ginger Beaumont Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1899 Pirates 1B 2 - - 18 9.0 16 15 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 0.00
1899 Pirates OF 100 - - 276 2.8 255 235 20 21 6 n/a n/a n/a .924 0.00
1900 Pirates CF 138 - - 301 2.2 284 274 10 17 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 0.00
1901 Pirates CF 133 - - 315 2.4 297 289 8 18 2 n/a n/a n/a .943 0.00
1902 Pirates CF 130 - - 282 2.2 275 260 15 7 8 n/a n/a n/a .975 0.00
1903 Pirates CF 141 - - 288 2.0 273 258 15 15 2 n/a n/a n/a .948 0.00
1904 Pirates CF 153 - - 311 2.0 301 287 14 10 6 n/a n/a n/a .968 0.00
1905 Pirates CF 97 - - 218 2.2 212 200 12 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .972 0.00
1906 Pirates CF 78 - - 163 2.1 154 148 6 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .945 0.00
1907 Doves CF 149 - - 339 2.3 326 296 30 13 12 n/a n/a n/a .962 0.00
1908 Doves CF 121 - - 284 2.3 274 257 17 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .965 0.00
1909 Doves CF 111 - - 257 2.3 249 234 15 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .969 0.00
1910 Cubs OF 56 - - 117 2.1 112 107 5 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,251 0 0 2,758 2.2 2,645 2,503 142 113 46 n/a n/a n/a .959 0.00
OF Totals 156 0 0 393 2.5 367 342 25 26 6 n/a n/a n/a .934 0.00
1B Totals 2 0 0 18 9.0 16 15 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 0.00
12 Years 1,409 - - 3,169 2.2 3,028 2,860 168 141 53 n/a n/a n/a .956 0.00
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Ginger Beaumont Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1899 Pirates 31 - - 0 0 n/a 145.7 0.0 11.5 - - -
1900 Pirates 27 - - 0 0 n/a 113.4 0.0 11.3 - - -
1901 Pirates 36 - - 0 0 n/a 69.8 0.0 7.8 - - -
1902 Pirates 33 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 8.1 - - -
1903 Pirates 23 - - 0 0 n/a 87.6 0.0 9.0 - - -
1904 Pirates 28 - - 0 0 n/a 205.0 0.0 11.4 - - -
1905 Pirates 21 - - 0 0 n/a 128.0 0.0 9.6 - - -
1906 Pirates 1 - - 0 0 n/a 155.0 0.0 9.7 - - -
1907 Doves 25 - - 0 0 n/a 145.0 0.0 9.4 - - -
1908 Doves 13 - - 0 0 n/a 238.0 0.0 9.2 - - -
1909 Doves 12 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 6.8 - - -
1910 Cubs 4 - - 0 0 n/a 86.0 12.3 7.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 254 - - 0 0 n/a 145.1 404.3 9.2 - - -
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Did you know that Ginger Beaumont was the first batter in the first game of the 1903 World Series and faced future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young ? The Burlington Historical Society took a look "beyond the stats" then shared their research with us about a ballplayer who is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame despite the following accomplishments:

Lifetime batting average over 12 seasons of .311. Hit over .300 in 7 of his 12 seasons. Hit .352 his rookie season (1899). Led the National League in hitting in 1902 with a .357 average.

Led National League in 1903 in hits (209), runs (137), and total bases (272).

Led National League in hits in each of four seasons -- including three consecutive seasons, a league record -- and held the record at one time for most singles in a National League season.

Was one of fastest runners of his time. Set record of 6 hits in 6 at bats in one game - July 22, 1899, vs. Philadelphia. Also scored 6 runs in the game. Record stood for 16 years until tied by George Cutshaw of the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) in 1915.

First player named to National League President Pulliam's Hall of Fame in March 1903.

In the 1903 season, he was the first batter in either league to reach 100 base hits.

He had a total of 1,760 lifetime hits and stole 20 to 30 bases a year. In 6 seasons with Pittsburgh, he stole 188 bases.

He twice finished in the top five home run hitters in the dead ball era.

He was considered by fellow ballplayers to be the best fielder in the business and a heavy hitter.

In 1936, he was named to a committee to select the 5 best players of the 1890s, whose names would be inscribed in a tablet at Cooperstown Hall of Fame.

In 1937, he was selected by Honus Wagner , in an article written for Colliers magazine, titled "I Never Got Tired of Playing," as the centerfielder of Wagner's "All-Time All-Star" baseball team. All players named by Wagner , except for Johnny Kling and Clarence Beaumont, are in the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to Wagner , "People are generally surprised at the selection of Beaumont, but he was one of the best players who ever lived. I saw him beat out six infield hits in one game, which will give some idea of his speed."

In 1939, Umpire Bill Klemm said in a Chicago Tribune article that Beaumont was the "most graceful and efficient man I've ever seen in the outfield."

In 1951, he was enshrined as a charter member in Wisconsin's Athletic Hall of Fame at the Milwaukee Arena. Among those attending the ceremonies in his honor were Connie Mack , Cy Young , and Deacon Phillippe , who pitched for Pittsburgh in the first game of the modern World Series.

As of 1960, Beaumont shared two National league records: He and Lloyd Waner both led the league in singles 4 times; and Beaumont, Rogers Hornsby , and Jesse Burkett all led the league in base hits 4 times. Honus Wagner once said Beaumont was a better hitter than Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth .

Ginger Beaumont Baseball Card
Ginger Beaumont | 1909 T206 Piedmont Baseball Card | Baseball Almanac Collection
The Ginger Beaumont photo (below) shows Connie Mack congratulating Ginger Beaumont at his induction into the Wisconsin's Athletic Hall of Fame held at the Milwaukee Arena on November 28, 1951. Also in the photo are Cy Young , Deacon Phillippe , and Al Simmons !
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Photo Courtesy of The Burlington Historical Society.

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