Henry Thielman

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Henry Thielman
Born: (1880-10-03)October 3, 1880
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Died: September 2, 1942(1942-09-02) (aged 61)
New York, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1902, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1903, for the Brooklyn Superbas
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 9–19
Earned run average 3.37
Strikeouts 64

Henry Joseph Thielman (October 3, 1880 – September 2, 1942) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and played baseball for local teams. He also attended the University of Notre Dame in 1900–1901 and played football there.[1]

Thielman started his professional career in 1902 with the New York Giants. After being released in May, he finished out the season with the Cincinnati Reds, going 9-15 with a 3.24 earned run average.

Thielman was then purchased by the Brooklyn Superbas. He started out 1903 by losing his first three decisions, and he never pitched in the majors again. Thielman pitched for the Eastern League's Jersey City Skeeters from 1903–1906. After being released by Brooklyn, he went 23-5 for the Skeeters the rest of the season and led the EL in winning percentage.[2] Jersey City cruised to the league championship.

Thielman didn't play much after 1903, and he soon retired to become a dentist.[2] He practiced dentistry in New York City.[1]

Thielman's older brother, Jake Thielman, also pitched in the majors.


  1. ^ a b Gagnon, Cappy. Notre Dame Baseball Greats: From Anson to Yaz (Arcadia Publishing, 2004), p. 29-30.
  2. ^ a b "Jersey City Skeeters". minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 2010-11-1.

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