George Edward "Duffy" Lewis (April 18, 1888 - June 17, 1979), born in San Francisco, California, was a left fielder and left-handed batter who played Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox (1910-17), New York Yankees (1919-20) and Washington Senators (1921). Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 1888 ( MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 1462 - Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II ( The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city A left fielder (LF is an Outfielder in the sport of Baseball who plays defense in left field. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In Boston, Lewis belonged to the outfield trio which included Tris Speaker (CF) and Harry Hooper (RF) and is considered perhaps the best ever in fielding skill. Tristram E Speaker ( April 4, 1888 - December 8, 1958) nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the Outfielder in Baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position Harry Bartholomew Hooper ( August 24, 1887 &ndash December 18, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player in the early 20th century Position description Outfielders must cover large distances so speed instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key At bat, Lewis was a renowned line-drive hitter who consistently finished in the top ten in most offensive categories despite a short career which was interrupted by World War I. In Baseball, an at bat ( AB) or time at bat is used to calculate certain statistics, including Batting average, On base World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
In 11 seasons, Lewis batted . Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 284 with 38 home runs, 793 RBI, 612 runs, 1518 hits, 289 doubles, 68 triples, and 113 stolen bases in 1459 games. In Baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around first second and third base and returns safely to Home plate, touching In Baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H) sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches In Baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching Second base without being called out by the Umpire In Baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching Third base after hitting the ball with neither the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see In Baseball, a stolen base occurs when a Baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the Pitcher is delivering the ball to Home plate
During his tenure in Boston patrolling left field, Fenway Park featured a ten-foot-high mound that formed an incline in front of the left field wall, now better know as the Green Monster. The Green Monster is the nickname of the thirty-seven-foot two-inch (11 The young outfielder mastered the incline to such an extent that it was nicknamed "Duffy's Cliff. " Sports cartoons of the period often depicted him as a mountain climber making catches amid sheep and snowcaps. The mound was eventually reduced in 1934, long after Lewis had left the Sox, and was not completely eliminated until the field underwent a major renovation following the 2004 season.
Duffy Lewis died in Salem, New Hampshire at 91 years of age. Salem is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. He was selected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002. The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the careers of former Boston Red Sox players Athletics For an extensive coverage see 2002 in athletics (track and field Marathon International