New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: Philadelphia Athletics

Zack Wheat

Zack Wheat (Baseball.  Born, Hamilton, MO, May 23, 1886; died, Sedalia, MO, Mar. 11, 1972.)  For 18 seasons, Zachary Davis (Buck) Wheat was the pride of Brooklyn.  Wheat was a lifetime .317 hitter, a steady leftfielder, and the cleanup hitter for Dodgers teams that contended often and twice won N.L. pennants (1916 and 1920).  He […]

Ed Rommel

Ed Rommel (Baseball.  Born, Baltimore, MD, Sept. 13, 1897; died, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 26, 1970.)  Among the first of the knuckleball pitchers, Edwin Americus Rommel was 171-119 with the Philadelphia Athletics in 14 seasons (1920-33).  Rommel then returned to the minors, became an umpire, and returned to the A.L. in 1938.  He umpired until 1959, […]

John T. Brush

John T. Brush (Baseball.  Born, Clintonville, NY, June 15, 1845; died, St. Charles, MO, Nov. 26, 1912.)  Owner of the New York Giants baseball club for an eventful 10 years, John Tomlinson Brush also created the outline of the rules for the modern World Series.  Brush bought the Giants from Andrew Freedman after the 1902 season […]

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