|Frank "Rawhide" Wickware|
March 8, 1888|
|Died: November 2, 1967
Schenectady, New York
|1909, for the Dallas Giants|
|1925, for the New York Lincoln Giants|
In a nationally syndicated article written in 1915, it was said that Wickware "is another negro pitcher who would rank with the Walter Johnsons, Joe Woods or Grover Alexanders if he were a white man." In the previous year, another article announced Wickware was striking out an average of 11 players per game, and in two games in a row struck out 34 batters.
Wickware's signature pitch seems to be a curveball that appeared to be a beanball, but "his control is so perfect" that it was said he never "hit a batter in the head." But batters would jump away from the plate, only to have his curveball arch into place over the plate.
- "Diamond Dashes" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, IN, Saturday, August 27, 1910, Page 4, Columns 5 and 6
- "Brooklyn Giants Win" The Washington Herald, Washington, DC, Thursday, May 8, 1913, Page 8, Column 3
- "Mohawks Play A.B.C.'s" Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN, Sunday, July 12, 1914, Page 3, Column 7
- "Color Line Loses 3 Great Pitchers to Major Leagues", Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, Colorado Springs, CO, 9 June 1915, p. 7
- "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"
- Negro league and Cuban League statistics and player information from Seamheads.com, or Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
- Negro League Baseball Museum
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