Theodore Nash Tappe
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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.