Peter John Kilduff
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 155 lb.
- Debut April 18, 1917
- Final Game September 28, 1921
- Born April 4, 1893 in Weir City, KS USA
- Died February 14, 1930 in Pittsburg, KS USA
"The diminuitive Pete Kilduff is one of the most active second basemen in the league, a fine fielder and a good hitter." - Baseball Magazine, November 1920
Pete Kilduff played five seasons in the majors, including with two pennant-winning teams. He also played ten seasons in the minors, including five with the San Francisco Seals where he was a teammate the whole time with Babe Ellison.
Kilduff was one of three players from tiny Weir City, Kansas to come to the majors in the early twentieth century. He played for Oklahoma City from 1914-1916 and for Omaha in 1917. When Buck Herzog was injured, the 1917 New York Giants called Kilduff up to play second base.
He was soon traded to the 1917 Chicago Cubs and the next year was part of their pennant-winning team. However, he was not in the 1918 World Series as he was serving in the Navy at the time. He was again traded to the Brooklyn Robins where he finished his major league career.
After major league baseball, he played with the San Francisco Seals (he had a contract dispute with Brooklyn and so came west), and with Shreveport and Alexandria. He was part of the 1922 Seals team that won 127 games. He was due to be manager at Alexandria but died of appendicitis before the 1930 season started.
Main source: Morning Sun article