Harry Cheek

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Harry Gordon Cheek

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Harry Cheek was long confused with another Harry Cheek (1879-1956), who although also born in Missouri in 1879, never played baseball. The ballplaying Harry Cheek was born in Kansas City, but his family moved to Colorado by the time of the 1880 US Census. He lived in Seattle during his teens and worked in a shipyard there, before his two-game career as a catcher with the 1910 Philadelphia Phillies.

Cheek played in the minors from 1903-1916 and also in 1923. Although he was 44 when he played in 1923, he was not a player-manager. Some fans put him on the "All Body Parts Team", with Barry Foote, Rollie Fingers, Roy Face, Ricky Bones, Dave Brain, Ed Head, and Dick Cox.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1924 Hastings Cubs Tri-State League 29-34 5th League disbanded July 17

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bill Carle: "The Cheek Twins", in SABR Biographical Research Committee November/December 2006 Report, p. 4.

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