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Gus Suhr

August Richard Suhr
Born: Jan. 3, 1906 in San Francisco, Calif.
Died: Jan. 15, 2004 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Debut: 1940 | Pos: 1B
H: 6' | W: 180 | B: L | T: R

11 1435 5176 714 1446 84 818 53 .279

>> Visit the Gus Suhr biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.

Gus Suhr, who held the National League record for games played until 1957, died on Jan. 15, 2004 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 98.

Suhr's consecutive games played streak of 822 came to an end in 1937 when he attended his mother's funeral. His record stood until 1957 when it was broken by Stan Musial.

He hit .279 in his career with 84 home runs and 818 RBI. His career jumped out to a quick start with 17 home runs and 107 RBI during his rookie season. Suhr produced three 100-RBI seasons in his 11-year career.

He appeared in one All-Star game -- in 1936 -- and played 1,339 games at first for Pittsburg, the record for a Pirates' first baseman.

Prior to playing for the Pirates, Suhr made his mark with the San Francisco Seals. In 1929, he hit .381 with 51 home runs and 177 RBI for the team.

Source: Associated Press obituary