George William Pipgras
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Schleswig High School, Slayton High School
- Debut June 9, 1923
- Final Game June 2, 1935
- Born December 20, 1899 in Ida Grove, IA USA
- Died October 19, 1986 in Gainesville, FL USA
George was born far from Broadway in Ida Grove, IA. He was a farm boy (until his father went into the hotel business and eventually settled in Slayton, MN) and served in World War I. After winning 19 games for the Charleston Pals in 1922, he came to the majors with the Yankees in 1923 and 1924, but was used sparingly. In the minors with the Atlanta Crackers in 1925, he won 19 games and in 1926 he went 22-19 for the St. Paul Saints.
A broken elbow in 1933 caused him to struggle during the rest of his pitching career.
After going 4-6 for Nashville in 1935, Pipgras retired. He was an umpire in the New York-Penn League in 1936-1937 and the Eastern League in 1938. Pipgras was then an American League umpire from 1938 to 1946. Afterwards he was a scout and instructed umpires. His brother Ed Pipgras also played in the majors, albeit only briefly.
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- AL Wins Leader (1928)
- AL Innings Pitched Leader (1928)
- AL Shutouts Leader (1930)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1928-1930 & 1932)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1928)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1928-1930 & 1932)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1928)
- Won four World Series with the New York Yankees (1923, 1927, 1928 & 1932; he did not play in the 1923 World Series)