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Hank Wyse

  • Original Name Henry
  • Birth 1 Mar 1918 Lunsford, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 22 Oct 2000 Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 13554259

Major League Baseball Player. The right-handed sinkerball pitcher had a 22-10 record in 1945 to help the Chicago Cubs win the National League pennant. He had a 2.68 earned run average, 278 innings pitched and 23 complete games in 34 starts. That year he also stopped Boston's Tommy Holmes' modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games (since broken by Pete Rose) in the first game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field on July 12. In addition, he had a no-hit bid broken up on April 27 in the eighth inning when Pittsburgh's Bill Salkeld singled with one out. In the World Series, Detroit's Hank Greenberg hit a three-run homer that tagged Wyse with the Game 2 defeat. He also pitched in relief in Games 6 and 7. He did all this despite sometimes wearing a corset while pitching because of a spinal injury that made him 4-F during the war. He pitched for the Cubs from 1942-47, the Philadelphia Athletics in 1950-51 and the Washington Senators in 1951. He finished his eight-year career with a 79-70 record, 3.52 ERA and 67 complete games.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 7 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13554259
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hank Wyse (1 Mar 1918–22 Oct 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13554259, citing Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .