Wally Pipp, New York Yankees First Baseman - born in Chicago, he was one of leading first basemen of this era. A veteran of 15 major league seasons, including 11 with the NY Yankees.
One of the game's big power-hitters during the 'dead ball era' Pipp led the league two straight years in homeruns - with 12 in 1916 and 9 in '17, and also led by striking out 82 times in '16. Although, his power numbers did not improve with the livelier ball, his batting average increased by some 50 points and his strike outs went down by half. During this era of the Babe Ruth led Yankees, Pipp, a solid fielding first baseman, helped the Yankees win three straight pennants in 1921, 1922, 1923, and, he had a total of 7 RBIs in those 3 World Series. Walter Pipp career numbers: .281 BA, 311 Doubles, 148 Triples, 90 HRs, 596 Runs, 551 RBIs, 1941 hits in 6914 at bats, 125 Stolen Bases, 1872 Games.