Fred Payne (baseball)

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Fred Payne
Fred Payne, Hassan triple folder baseball card
Born: (1880-09-02)September 2, 1880
Camden, New York
Died: January 16, 1954(1954-01-16) (aged 73)
Camden, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1906, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1911, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .215
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 86

Frederick Thomas Payne (September 2, 1880 – January 16, 1954) was a Major League Baseball player who played six seasons in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers (1906–1908) and Chicago White Sox (1909–1911).

Payne played in a total of 334 major league games, of which 271 were as a catcher. In 1906, he was part of the first season-long platoon arrangement in baseball, sharing time at catcher with Jack Warner and Boss Schmidt.[1] He played on the Tigers with Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford that won American League pennants in 1907 and 1908. Payne played two games in the 1907 World Series, with a single in four at bats. Payne had a career batting average of .215 and had 194 hits, 86 RBIs, 82 runs scored, 21 stolen bases, 16 doubles, 12 triples, and 1 home run. Payne died in 1954 at age 73. He was born and died in Camden, New York.


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