Cliff Blankenship

Clifford Douglas "Cliff" Blankenship (April 10, 1880 in Columbus, Georgia – April 26, 1956 in Oakland, California) was a professional baseball player. He played his first game on April 17, 1905. He played his 95th and final game on August 18, 1909. His batting average was .225.

Cliff Blankenship
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Catcher/First baseman
Born: (1880-04-10)April 10, 1880
Columbus, Georgia
Died: April 26, 1956(1956-04-26) (aged 76)
Oakland, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1905, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 18, 1909, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Fielding percentage.952
Batting average.225

In 1907, Senators manager Joe Cantillon sent Blankenship to Weiser, Idaho, to scout pitcher Walter Johnson. Blankenship successfully persuaded Johnson to accept a Washington contract.

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