Arnold J. Statz
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Baseball
1921
1974

Biography

 "Jigger" Statz was an All-East left fielder for two years on Crusader baseball teams that posted a 47-4-1 record from 1918-19. He led the ‘18 Crusaders to the New England championship and a in 1919 to the Eastern Intercollegiate Championship.  He left Holy Cross for the major leagues and played eight seasons of pro ball -- four of them for the Chicago Cubs.  A .285 career hitter, Statz had his best season in 1923 when he hit .319 with 110 runs, 70 RBI and 29 stolen bases for the Cubs.  He was fifth in the league that year in doubles, runs and total bases.   In addition to his major league career, he spent 18 seasons playing for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League, where he compiled 3,356 hits and a .315 batting average. After his retirement he served as a professional scout for the Cubs.  He passed away in 1988.