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American Deacon PHILLIPPE

born Charles Louis PHILLIPPE

Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Louisville Colonels and the Pittsburgh Pirates

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 23, 1872 in Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA
Died: on March 30, 1952 in Avalon, Pennsylvania, USA


Born in Rural Retreat, Virginia to Andrew Phillippe and Jane Margaret Hackler, Phillippe first appeared in pro baseball with the National League's Louisville Colonels in 1899. He had a 21–17 record that year, which was highlighted by a no-hitter in just his seventh career game.

The Colonels disbanded after the season, before which owner Barney Dreyfuss shrewdly moved a number of Louisville players, including Phillippe, to the Pirates, a team Dreyfuss co-owned. Phillippe won 20 games for four straight seasons as the Pirates won three straight National League titles between 1901 and 1903.

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- Category Team sport - Baseball