Today in Tribe History: February 5, 1891
Bob Toth | On 05, Feb 2020
Roger Peckinpaugh is born in Wooster, Ohio.
The future Major League shortstop and manager was familiar with the city of Cleveland, having attended East Tech High School there. He was signed by the hometown Cleveland Naps in 1910 and debuted with the club late in the season. His stay was short in Cleveland, as he played in 70 games with the club in 1912 and in one more in 1913 before he was traded to the New York Yankees in May of that season.
He played with the Yankees through the 1921 season before being dealt to the Boston Red Sox. But before he could suit up there, he was traded less than a month later to the Washington Senators, where he played five years and was the American League’s MVP in 1925. He played one season with the Chicago White Sox in 1927 to end his career.
Afterwards, he went into coaching and returned to his roots in Cleveland, leading the Indians from the dugout as manager from 1928 until the first part of the 1933 season. He returned as manager with the team in 1941 before working as their general manager until 1946.