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Archie Yelle

Born: Jun 11, 1892

Death: May 2, 1982

Birthplace: Saginaw

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Archie Yelle

Date of Birth : Jun 11, 1892
Date of Death : May 2, 1982
Birth Place : Saginaw

Archie Joseph Yelle was a professional baseball player. A catcher who batted and threw right-handed, Yelle played three seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers and seven years in the Pacific Coast League for the San Francisco Seals. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Yelle was a weak-hitting catcher who hit .161 in 87 games for the Tigers. After being released by the Tigers, Yelle played for the San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League from 1920 to 1926. In 1922, Yelle helped lead the Seals to a league championship with a record of 127–72. Yelle split catching duties with another former major league player, Sam Agnew. In 1922, Yelle batted .254 in 108 games. In 1925, the Seals were 128–71, winning another PCL title. That year, Yelle hit .267 and was chosen by The Sporting News as the catcher for the PCL All Star Team. Overall, Yelle played professionally for 20 years, from 1911 until 1930. Yelle died in Woodland, California in 1983 at age 90. He was laid to rest at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland.


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