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Rube Waddell

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Original Name
George Edward Waddell
Birth
Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
1 Apr 1914 (aged 37)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 29.3459968, Longitude: -98.4672623
Plot
Block 5, Lot 182, Space 2
Memorial ID
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born George Edward Waddell in Bradford, Pennsylvania, he made his debut as a left handed pitcher for the Louisville Colonels on September 8, 1897. Regarded as one of the best pitchers of all time, his 1904 single-season strikeout record of 349 for an American League lefty has stood for generations. For thirteen seasons, he played for the Louisville Colonels, 1897, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900 to 1901, Chicago Orphans, 1901 and Philadelphia Athletics, 1902 to 1907. He ended his career with 193 wins, 143 losses, 50 shutouts, 5 saves, 2,316 strikeouts and a 2.16 earned run average. In 1946, he was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame by the Old Timers Committee. He passed away from Pulmonary Tuberculosis at the age of 37 in 1914.
Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born George Edward Waddell in Bradford, Pennsylvania, he made his debut as a left handed pitcher for the Louisville Colonels on September 8, 1897. Regarded as one of the best pitchers of all time, his 1904 single-season strikeout record of 349 for an American League lefty has stood for generations. For thirteen seasons, he played for the Louisville Colonels, 1897, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900 to 1901, Chicago Orphans, 1901 and Philadelphia Athletics, 1902 to 1907. He ended his career with 193 wins, 143 losses, 50 shutouts, 5 saves, 2,316 strikeouts and a 2.16 earned run average. In 1946, he was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame by the Old Timers Committee. He passed away from Pulmonary Tuberculosis at the age of 37 in 1914.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: Apr 30, 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9200/rube-waddell: accessed ), memorial page for Rube Waddell (13 Oct 1876–1 Apr 1914), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9200, citing Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.