Dode Paskert had been considered an excellent outfielder. During his 15-year Major League Baseball career, Paskert compiled a fielding percentage of .968 with 3,852 putouts, 257 assists, 136 errors, and 59 double plays. At the plate, he batted .268 (1,613-for-6,017) in 1,716 games with 577 runs batted in, 868 runs, 277 doubles, 79 triples, 42 home runs, and 293 stolen bases.
Paskert was the centerfielder for the first National League pennant-winning Philadelphia Phillies in 1915. That season, he hit .244 (80-for-328) in 109 games with 51 runs, 17 doubles, four triples, three homers, nine steals, and 39 RBIs.
However, Paskert enjoyed a fine day at the dish on Sept. 30, 1912. The Phillies lost to the host New York Giants, 4-2, at the Polo Grounds. In the defeat, Paskert posted three doubles. It was the seventh time since 1900 a Phillies player recorded three two-baggers in one game.
Well, the Phillies finished the 1912 season at 73-79, good four fifth place 30.5 games behind the NL champion. During that campaign, Paskert hit .315 (170-for-540) in 145 games with 102 runs, 37 doubles, five triples, two jacks. 43 RBIs, and 36 base thefts.
*Information about Paskert (pages 233-234) and the 1912 Phillies (pages 29-30) can be found in “The Phillies Encyclopedia (Third Edition)” by Rich Westcott and Frank Bilovsky.