Bert Husting with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902.
March 6, 1878|
|Died: September 3, 1948
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 16, 1900 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 18, 1902 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Earned run average||4.16|
Berthold Juneau Husting [Pete] (March 6, 1878 – September 3, 1948) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with four different teams between 1900 and 1902. Listed at 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m), 185 lb., Husting batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Mayville, Wisconsin.
A two-sport star, Husting was a fullback in the same University of Wisconsin–Madison football team that included legendary Pat O'Dea, and later pitched his baseball team to the 1898 Western Conference championship.
Husting entered the National League in 1900 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, playing for them one year before joining the young American League with the Milwaukee Brewers (1901), Boston Americans (1902) and Philadelphia Athletics (1902). He went 14–5 for the 1902 Athletics team who won the AL pennant, in a staff that included Rube Waddell (24-7) and Eddie Plank (20-15). Unfortunately, the Athletics did not have the chance to face the NL Champion Pittsburgh Pirates for the World Championship because there was none in 1902.
In a three-season career, Husting posted a 24–21 record with 122 strikeouts and a 4.16 ERA in 69 appearances, including 54 starts, 37 complete games, one shutout, 15 games finished, and 437⅓ innings of work.
Following his playing retirement, he pursued a law career.
Husting died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at age 70.