George Wheeler (pitcher)

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George Wheeler
Born: (1869-08-03)August 3, 1869
Methuen, Massachusetts
Died: March 23, 1946(1946-03-23) (aged 76)
Santa Ana, California
Batted: Switch Threw: Switch
MLB debut
September 18, 1896, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1899, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 21–20
Strikeouts 60
Earned run average 4.24

George Louis Wheeler (born George L. Heroux on August 3, 1869 in Methuen, Massachusetts – March 23, 1946 in Santa Ana, California), was a professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball from 1896 to 1899 for the Philadelphia Phillies. Wheeler, primarily a right-handed pitcher, threw left-handed on a handful of occasions[1] to become one of the few known "switch pitchers" in MLB history.