Peaches Graham – Born in Aledo Illinois- Major Leaguer


Peaches Graham

Position: Catcher

Bats: Right • Throws: Right

Born: March 23, 1877, in Aledo, IL 

Died: July 25, 1939 

Buried: Cremated

Debut: September 14, 1902

Last Game: June 18, 1912 


George Frederick “Peaches” Graham (March 23, 1877 – July 25, 1939) was a baseball catcher for the Cleveland Bronchos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Doves/Rustlers, and Philadelphia Phillies.

For seven seasons Graham toiled in the major leagues which spanned eleven years. He made his debut with the Broncos at second base and then moved to the Cubs in 1903 where he pitched in one game and suffered a loss. He was out of baseball for five years and then returned to the Braves in 1908 as a utility player,

He played several positions with them and covered second base, third base, shortstop, outfielder, and catcher. In the middle of the season of 1903, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs but only appeared in three games for them before he was once again traded to Philadelphia for Dick Cotter. He concluded his career in 1912 at the age of 35 years.

In his career, he drove in 85 runs with one home run and a batting average of .265 in 999 at-bats. He died at the age of 62 in Long Beach, CA. His son Jack, who was born in 1916, played professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, and St. Louis Browns between 1946 and 1949.