Son of Roger Peckinpaugh Dies

Walter Peckinpaugh, son of former Major League player and manager Roger Peckinpaugh, died on September 13, 2013. Walter was influenced by his father’s profession as he lettered in baseball at the University of Michigan, serving as team captain for two seasons. He also played two seasons in the minor leagues from 1939 to 1940.

Roger Peckinpaugh played for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Washington Senators, and Chicago White Sox from 1910 to 1927. He managed the New York Yankees for 20 games in 1914, as a 23-year-old, but his more significant managerial role occurred from 1928-1933 with the Indians, and then again in 1941. As a youngster, Walter spent time around his father’s teammates such as Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson, who also probably influenced his love for baseball.

See below link in the Missoulian for an obituary of Walter Peckinpaugh:
http://missoulian.com/news/local/obituaries/walter-stidger-peckinpaugh/article_4d953d2e-212e-11e3-a7a9-0019bb2963f4.html

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