George Wetzel

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George Wetzel
Born: 1865
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: November 25, 1903(1903-11-25)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
August 26, 1885, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1933, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 8.47
Strikeouts 6

George B. Wetzel (1868 – November 25, 1903) was a 17-year-old pitcher who started two games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1885.

The second youngest player to appear in a game in 1885 (the youngest was Ed Knouff), Wetzel made his debut on August 26 and appeared in his final game on September 2. He went 0-2 in the two games he started, allowing 27 hits in 17 innings of work, walking 9 and striking out six. He allowed 26 runs, 16 of which were earned, giving him an 8.47 ERA.[1]