Joseph Valentine "Joe" Stripp (February 3, 1903 – June 10, 1989) was an American professional baseball third baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Boston Bees between 1928 and 1938. Stripp hit .300 or better 6 times, with a career best .324 with the Reds in 1931.
|Born: February 3, 1903|
Harrison, New Jersey
|Died: June 10, 1989 (aged 86)|
|July 2, 1928, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1938, for the Boston Bees|
|Runs batted in||464|
"Jersey Joe" Stripp was the last major league batter to bat against a legally thrown spitball, at the end of the career of Burleigh Grimes in 1934. Grimes was one of 17 pitchers who were allowed to continue to throw the spitball, after it was banned in 1920.
In 1146 games over 11 seasons, Stripp posted a .294 batting average (1238-for-4211) with 575 runs, 219 doubles, 43 triples, 24 home runs, 464 RBI, 50 stolen bases, 280 bases on balls, .340 on-base percentage and .384 slugging percentage. He finished his career with a .972 fielding percentage playing primarily at first and third base.
He died, aged 86, in Orlando, Florida.
- "Joe Stripp Statistics and History". "baseball-reference.com. Retrieved on 2017-05-14.
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