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Raymond "Rube" Bressler
Birth: Oct. 23, 1894
Coder
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1966
Mount Washington
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He was a left-handed pitcher who later became a right-handed slap-hitting outfielder who played 19 years in the big leagues. He pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1914 to 1916 and for the Cincinnati Reds from 1917 to 1920. He was 10-4 with a 1.77 earned run average in 1914, when the A's won the American League pennant, but he did not pitch in the World Series against Boston. When Connie Mack broke up his team the following year, Bressler's record dipped to 4-17 with a 5.20 ERA. With the Reds, he was 8-5 in 1918, 2-4 in 1919 and 2-0 in 1920. His lifetime pitching record was 26-32 with a 3.40 ERA and 27 complete games in 52 starts. He did not appear in the 1919 World Series against the Chicago White Sox. The 6-foot, 190-pound Bressler had played 54 games in the outfield and two first base before making the transition from the mound permanently in 1921. For the Reds he hit .307 in 109 games in 1921, .347 in 115 games in 1924, .348 in 97 games in 1925, .357 in 86 games in 1926 and .291 in 124 games in 1927. He was sold to Brooklyn on March 13, 1928 and played four years for the Dodgers. He hit .295 with 29 doubles in 145 games in 1928, .318 in 136 games in 1929 and .299 in 109 games in 1930. He was released by the Dodgers and signed by the Philadelphia in March 1932. The Phillies sold him to the St. Louis Cardinals on June 28 of that year. He wound up with a .301 lifetime average, 164 doubles, 87 triples and 32 homers. He was 45 for 188 (.239) as a pinch hitter. He played 840 games in the outfield and 147 at first base. He was inducted into the Reds' Hall of Fame in 1963. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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  Helen F Bressler (1904 - 1995)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Withamsville
Clermont County
Ohio, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Apr 26, 2006
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 7, 2014
It was my honor to portray Raymond "Rube" Bressler in the 1988 movie, "Eight Men Out." Although he did not play in that 1919 World Series, the film's producers made sure all who were on the Cincinnati and Chicago teams -- whether they played or not -- wer...(Read more)
- Rick Madewell
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014

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