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|Samuel James Tilden Sheckard|
|Born:||1878-11-23 at Upper Chanceford, PA (US)|
|Died:||1947-1-15 at Lancaster, PA (US)|
|Interred:||Laurel Hill Memorial Garden in Columbia, PA (US)|
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Sheckard is remembered for his years with the Chicago Cubs for whom he played in four WS. His best years were with Brooklyn. In 1901 he batted .353 while leading the league with 19 triples and a .536 slugging average, 11 HR's and 104 RBI's were his career highs. In 1903 his nine HR were enough to capture the NL title and he tied for the league lead with 67 stolen bases.
With the Chicago Cubs in the 1906 World Series he boasted that he would bat .400 against the White Sox pitching. Instead he went 0 for 21 as the Sox upset the Cubs in six games. In 1911 he set the Cub record for most walks (147) he also scored an NL high of 121 runs.
- The Ballplayers. New York: Arbor House William Morrow, 1990.