George Hesselbacher

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George Hesselbacher
Born: (1895-01-18)January 18, 1895
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: February 18, 1980(1980-02-18) (aged 85)
Rydal, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 29, 1916, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 19, 1916, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Earned run average 7.27
Record 0-4
Strikeouts 6

George Edward Hesselbacher (January 18, 1895 - February 18, 1980) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics. He was born on January 18, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 6'2" tall and weighed 175 pounds. He threw and batted right-handed.

On June 29, 1916, Hesselbacher made his Major League debut at the age of 21, his only Major League season. He started four games and achieved an 0-4 record in 26 innings.[1] He walked 22, struck out six and had an ERA of 7.27. He played his final game on July 19, 1916.

On February 18, 1980, Hesselbacher died in Rydal, Pennsylvania, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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Hesselbacher served as a commanding officer in the United States Army during World War I.


  1. ^ Taylor, Ted (2010). The Ultimate Philadelphia Athletics Reference Book 1901-1954. USA: XLibris Corporation. p. 456. ISBN 9781450025720. 

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