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Elkhart in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Lou Criger

Lou Criger Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 24, 2013
1. Lou Criger Marker
Inscription.  This memorial is dedicated to the life of Lou Criger

Born in Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 6, 1872 to Charles J. and Lovina Stutsman Criger, the city's first major leaguer was known as one of the best catchers of his day and caught most of Cy Young's 511 victories from 1897-1908. Criger led the American League in assists in 1903 and 1905. He led the AL in games caught, double plays, and total fielding chances. Lou was on the winning side for Boston (AL) in the first World Series in 1903. The pitcher-turned-catcher played town ball for Elkhart Truths and in the minors for Kalamazoo and Fort Wayne. He made his major league debut on Sept. 21, 1896 with the Cleveland Spiders (NL). He also played with St. Louis (NL), Boston, St. Louis and New York of the AL, and Milwaukee (AA). Coached for St. Louis (AL) in 1912, played last game June 3, 1912.
Erected 2012 by The Criger Family, Steve Krah, David J. Stalker and Archie Monuments.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Baseball Hall of Famers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1914.
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41° 41.326′ N, 85° 56.341′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on Riverview Avenue south of Superior Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the west side of Riverview Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart IN 46516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silas Baldwin Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Elkhart Civil War Monument (approx. one mile away); Elkhart River Old Indian Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); C.G. Conn Company (approx. 1˝ miles away); Elkhart River Dam Removal (approx. 1˝ miles away); Village of Pulaski (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Rivers for Industry (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Rivers and the Native Americans (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers in the Deadball monument series.
Lou Criger Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 24, 2013
2. Lou Criger Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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