George Hemming

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George Hemming
George Hemming.jpg
Born: (1868-12-15)December 15, 1868
Carrollton, Ohio
Died: June 3, 1930(1930-06-03) (aged 61)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1890, for the Cleveland Infants
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1897, for the Louisville Colonels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 91–82
Earned run average 4.53
Strikeouts 362
Career highlights and awards
  • National League pennant: 1894-1896

George Hemming (December 15, 1868 – June 3, 1930), also known as Old Wax Figger, was a pitcher in Major League baseball in the late 19th century. His first season was with the Cleveland Infants, most likely because his hometown, Carrollton was nearby. However, his career soon left Cleveland and went to teams such as the Brooklyn Grooms, Cincinnati Reds, Louisville Colonels and Baltimore Orioles. His best performance was with the 1895 Orioles, when he posted career highs in wins (20) and E.R.A. (4.05)

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Preceded by
Bob Caruthers
Brooklyn Grooms
Opening Day
Starting pitcher

Succeeded by
Dave Foutz