Harry Wheeler

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Harry Wheeler
Outfielder
Born: (1858-03-03)March 3, 1858
Versailles, Indiana
Died: October 9, 1900(1900-10-09) (aged 42)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 19, 1878 for the Providence Grays
Last MLB appearance
October 15, 1884 for the Baltimore Monumentals
Career statistics
Batting average .228
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 32
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Career highlights and awards

Harry Eugene Wheeler (March 3, 1858 – October 9, 1900) was an American 19th century Major League Baseball player from Versailles, Indiana. A well travelled player, he played for eight different teams in three different leagues during his six seasons.[1]

Career[edit]

Wheeler began his career with the Providence Grays as a pitcher, where he pitched well. He had an earned run average of 3.48, and won six of the seven games in which he pitched.[1] A good start to his career, but the next two years, he pitched in only five games for the Cincinnati Reds, and played in one game for the Cleveland Blues, he had one hit in four at bats and played left field.[1] He was formally converted as an outfield upon his return the majors in 1882 after an absence in 1881, when he joined the American Association Cincinnati Red Stockings.[1] Harry did well with the bat that season, finishing in the top ten in many hitting categories, highest among them were his 11 triples, in which he finished third.[2]

He played for the Columbus Buckeyes the following season. The 1883 season saw his hitting decline, and his fielding, which was already a liability, was getting worse.[1] This was his last full season he played. He ended his career in the failed Union Association in 1884, including a four game stint as player-manager for the Kansas City Cowboys, losing all of them.[1]

Post-career[edit]

Wheeler died at the age of 42, of syphilitic locomotor ataxia.[3] He was interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Harry Wheeler's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Harry Wheeler's Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  3. ^ "The Dead Ball Era: Too Young To Die". thedeadballera.com. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 

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