Howie Fitzgerald

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Howie Fitzgerald
Born: (1902-02-27)February 27, 1902
Eagle Lake, Texas
Died: February 27, 1959(1959-02-27) (aged 57)
Mathews, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 17, 1922, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
August 6, 1926, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 14

Howard Chumney Fitzgerald [Lefty] (May 16, 1902 – February 27, 1959) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1922, 1924) and Boston Red Sox (1924). Fitzgerald batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Eagle Lake, Texas.

In a three-season career, Fitzgerald was a .257 hitter (36-for-140) with 15 runs and 14 RBI in 48 games, including 25 doubles, three triples, and two stolen bases. He did not hit a home run. As a fielder, he appeared in 21 games at left field, 12 at right, and one at center.

Fitzgerald died in an automobile accident in Mathews, Texas at age 56.