Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress, 1925 World Series
A full-time, major league shortstop from 1914-1925 Roger Peckinpaugh's 6,337 assists rank in the top 15 of shortstops all-time. He started playing regularly after being traded to the Yankees in April of 1913. In 1919 he hit .305, with 20 doubles and 89 runs scored and with his all-around play helped the club win the pennant in 1921. An intelligent team leader, after being traded to the Senators, he teamed with 2nd baseman Bucky Harris to form a first-class double play combination, and together the duo played a big part in the Washington Senators winning back-to-back pennants, 1924-25.
When the Senators won the pennant in 1925 Peckinpaugh was voted the league's Most Valuable Player by hitting .294 with 16 doubles, 13 stolen bases. However, in the World Series the veteran shortstop made eight errors, including a few at critical moments that almost handed the championship to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3. Roger Peckinpaugh career: .259 BA, 1,876 hits in 2,012 games, 7,233 at bats, 256 Ds, 75 Ts, 48 Hr, 1,006 Runs, 739 RBI, 814Ws, 609Ks.