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Ivey Shiver
Shiver in 1927
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 26
Personal information
Born:(1907-01-22)January 22, 1907
Sylvester, Georgia, U.S.
Died:August 31, 1972(1972-08-31) (aged 65)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight189 lb (86 kg)
Career history
CollegeGeorgia (1927)
Career highlights and awards
Ivey Shiver
Born: (1907-01-22)January 22, 1907
Sylvester, Georgia, U.S.
Died: August 31, 1972(1972-08-31) (aged 65)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1931, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1934, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.191
Home runs2
Runs batted in6

Ivey Merwin Shiver (January 22, 1907 – August 31, 1972), nicknamed "Chick", was an American football and baseball player. He was an end for the Georgia Bulldogs football team in college, and later an outfielder in Major League Baseball.[1] He played in the major leagues for the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds,[2] and for several teams in the Minor Leagues.[3] Shiver was captain of the Georgia "dream and wonder team" of 1927,[4] selected All-Southern and All-American that same year.[5][6] He was a renowned punter.[7] He left baseball and the San Diego Padres after 1936 to coach football in Savannah.[8] This left a spot for Ted Williams.[9] He was the athletic director and head coach at Armstrong Junior College from 1937 to 1941,[10] and won a state title at Savannah High School in 1942, where he coached from 1941 to 1952.[11]


  1. ^ "Shivar was a football and baseball star at UGA". March 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ivey Shiver Statistics and History". Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ivey Shiver Minor Leagues Statistics & History -".
  4. ^ "Team Captains". Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Spears Given Highest Vote in Selection". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. November 27, 1927.
  6. ^ [bare URL PDF]
  7. ^
  8. ^ Ted Williams: A Baseball Life. U of Nebraska Press. November 4, 2017. ISBN 978-0803293083 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Nowlin, Bill (November 4, 2017). The Kid: Ted Williams in San Diego. Rounder Records. ISBN 9781579400941 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Ivy "Chick" Shiver - GHSFHA".
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