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Ted Tappe

Theodore Nash Tappe
Born: Feb. 2, 1931 in Seattle, Wash.
Died: Feb. 13, 2004 in Wenatchee, Wash.
Debut: 1950 | Pos: OF
H: 6'3" | W: 185 | B: L | T: R

YR G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
3 34 58 13 15 5 11 0 .259

>> Visit the Ted Tappe biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.


Ted Tappe, who hit a home run in his first at-bat in the Major Leagues, died on Feb. 13, 2004 in Wenatchee, Wash. He was 73.

Tappe debuted with Cincinnati on Sept. 14, 1950 as a pinch-hitter and hit a home run off Brooklyn's Erv Palica. He hit a total of five home runs in his career that spanned 58 at-bats in 34 games.

In October 1954, Cincinnati traded Tappe, along with Jim Bolger and Harry Perkowski to the Cubs for Johnny Klippstein and Jim Willis.