Biggs Wehde

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Wilbur "Biggs" Wehde
Born: (1906-11-23)November 23, 1906
Holstein, Iowa, U.S.
Died: September 21, 1970(1970-09-21) (aged 63)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1930, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 3, 1931, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win-loss record 1-0
Earned run average 7.66
Strikeouts 6

Wilbur "Biggs" Wehde (November 23, 1906 – September 21, 1970) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1930 and 1931 with the Chicago White Sox. He batted and threw right-handed.

Biggs was born and grew up on an eleven-acre dairy farm on the edge of Holstein, IA where is father operated a small creamery. He was the eldest of nine children born to Gus and Anna Wehde.[1] His twin brothers Ray and Roy were basketball players at Holstein High and Iowa State University. He played minor league baseball for the Sioux City Cowboys[2] and the Dubuque Tigers of the Mississippi Valley League[3] before joining the White Sox in September 1930.

Biggs served as Specialist 3 in the US Navy during World War II.[4]


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