George Pipgras - 1933 Goudey

George William Pipgras (1899-1986) was the starting pitcher for the New York Yankees on Opening Day in 1929 against the Boston Red Sox and Red Ruffing. Ten years later, Pipgras was again on the field for Opening Day between the Yankees and Red Sox as third base umpire, a game that featured Hall of Famers Red Ruffing, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Jo DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove and Ted Williams. George played 11 seasons for the New York Yankees (1923-1924, 1927-1933) and Boston Red Sox (1933-1935). The hard-throwing right-hander pitched for three World Series champion teams (1927, 1928, 1932) winning all three games he started. Called up late in the season in 1927, Pipgras pitched to a 10-3 mark for arguably the greatest team ever. The following season, George led the AL in games stared (38) wins (24) and Innings pitched (300.2) helping to guide the Yankees back to the Fall Classic. George Pipgras ended his career with a 102-73 record adding 714 strikeouts and posting a 4.09 ERA. After retiring as an everyday player, George became an American League umpire. During his ten years as an umpire, he was on the field during the 1944 World Series, the 1940 All-Star game and was the home plate umpire during Philadelphia A’s Dick Fowler’s no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in 1945.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7 (15)

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01/24/2019 $7,800 8 50012 Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Ended Jan 24th Auction 08011700
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