Joe Wilhoit

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Joe Wilhoit
Born: (1885-12-20)December 20, 1885
Hiawatha, Kansas
Died: September 25, 1930(1930-09-25) (aged 44)
Santa Barbara, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1916 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1919 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 73

Joseph William Wilhoit (December 20, 1885 – September 25, 1930) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a right fielder from 1916 through 1919 for the Boston Braves (1916–1917), Pittsburgh Pirates (1917), New York Giants (1917–1918), and Boston Red Sox (1919). Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 175 lb., Wilhoit batted left-handed and threw right-handed. A native of Hiawatha, Kansas, he attended DePaul University.

In a four-season career, Wilhoit was a .257 hitter (201-for-782) with three home runs and 73 RBI in 283 games, including 93 runs, 23 doubles, nine triples, 28 stolen bases, and a .323 on-base percentage. He also appeared in Games 2 and 6 of the 1917 World Series as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-1 with a walk.

Wilhoit died at the age of 44 in Santa Barbara, California.


  • Wilhoit posted the longest hitting streak in baseball history with 69 games while playing for the Wichita Jobbers of the Western League. From June 14 to August 19, 1919, he went 153-for-297 for a .515 batting average to set the record streak. His hits included four home runs, nine triples and 24 doubles.

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