Leslie Ambrose “Bullet Joe” Bush

Leslie Ambrose “Bullet Joe” Bush

Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Nov 1974 (aged 81)
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 55073250 · View Source
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A big touring car was given to Bullet Joe by Philadelphia fans after he pitched
the decisive game against New York in the 1913 World Series. On November 26,
1913, he accidentally struck and killed a pedestrian in his hometown of
Brainerd. See the memorial for Louis
T. Miller
for contemporary newspaper articles about the accident and
inquest. [Contributed by John Van Essen]

Philadelphia Athletics 1912-1917
Boston Red Sox 1918-1921
New York Yankees 1922-1924
St. Louis Browns 1925
Washington Senators 1926
Pittsburgh Pirates 1926-1927
New York Giants 1927
Philadelphia Athletics 1928

                          Great Dies

      Word was received today of the death of one
of Brainerd's two major league no-hit baseball pitchers, Leslie Ambrose "Bullet
Joe" Bush, at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at 3 a. m. this morning in Holy Cross
      Born in Brainerd Nov. 27, 1892, Bush gained
lasting major league fame in hurling a 5-0, no-hit win for the Philadelphia
Athletics against the Cleveland Indians Aug. 26, 1916.
      Bush advanced to the major leagues after
performing for Brainerd's crack 1911 team, playing professional baseball from
1912 through 1931 and compiling a major league pitching record of 195 wins and
180 losses while hurling for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis
Browns, Washington Senators, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Giants and then
returning to wind up his career with the team he started with, the Athletics, in
      Bush married Alice Marie Wray Nov. 6, 1937.
The son of a Northern Pacific railway conductor, Bush is survived by his wife,
three brothers — Richard, Fargo; Leonard, Kenosha, Wis.; and Edward,
Walker. He had no children.
      An employe of race tracks at Baltimore and
Miami in recent years, he had undergone three operations at Houston, Tex. while
having heart problems the past two years.
      It is reported that Bush will be cremated.
(Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 01 November 1974, p. 1, c. 4) [Contributed by
John Van Essen]

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  • Created by: JD
  • Added: 17 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55073250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Ambrose “Bullet Joe” Bush (27 Nov 1892–1 Nov 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55073250, ; Maintained by JD (contributor 47267031) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.