Rube Waddell

  • Rube Waddell

George Edward (Rube) Waddell (October 13, 1876 – April 1, 1914) was an American southpaw pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). In his thirteen-year career he played for the Louisville Colonels (1897, 1899), Pittsburgh Pirates (1900–01) and Chicago Orphans (1901) in the National League, and the Philadelphia Athletics (1902–07) and St. Louis Browns (1908–10) in the American League. Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Waddell was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

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Major League pitching statistics for Rube Waddell.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1897 LOU 0-1 3.21 2 1 1 0 0 14 17 6 5 6 5
1899 LOU 7-2 3.08 10 9 9 1 1 79 69 38 27 14 44
1900 PIT 8-13 2.37 29 22 16 2 0 208 176 96 55 55 130
1901 CHC 14-14 2.81 29 28 26 0 0 243 239 123 76 66 168
1901 PIT 0-2 9.39 2 2 0 0 0 7 10 12 8 9 4
1902 PHA 24-7 2.05 33 27 26 3 0 276 224 90 63 64 210
1903 PHA 21-16 2.44 39 38 34 4 0 324 274 109 88 85 302
1904 PHA 25-19 1.62 46 46 39 8 0 383 307 109 69 91 349
1905 PHA 27-10 1.48 46 34 27 7 0 328 231 86 54 90 287
1906 PHA 15-17 2.21 43 34 22 8 0 272 221 89 67 92 196
1907 PHA 19-13 2.15 44 33 20 7 0 284 234 115 68 73 232
1908 SLB 19-14 1.89 43 36 25 5 3 285 223 93 60 90 232
1909 SLB 11-14 2.37 31 28 16 5 0 220 204 78 58 57 141
1910 SLB 3-1 3.55 10 2 0 0 1 33 31 19 13 11 16
Career 193-143 - 407 340 261 50 5 - 2460 1063 711 803 2316

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Major League fielding statistics for Rube Waddell.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1897 LOU 2 - 0 4 0 0 1.000
1899 LOU 10 - 4 14 2 1 0.900
1900 PIT 30 - 12 49 5 1 0.924
1901 CHC 30 - 38 62 4 1 0.962
1901 PIT 2 - 0 4 1 0 0.800
1902 PHA 34 - 15 64 7 1 0.919
1903 PHA 39 - 17 77 7 3 0.931
1904 PHA 46 - 27 105 9 2 0.936
1905 PHA 46 - 13 89 15 3 0.872
1906 PHA 43 - 15 64 6 0 0.929
1907 PHA 44 - 17 67 12 3 0.875
1908 SLB 43 - 5 79 10 1 0.894
1909 SLB 31 - 13 56 11 1 0.863
1910 SLB 10 - 0 6 2 0 0.750
Career 410 - 176 740 91 17 -

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Major League batting statistics for Rube Waddell.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1897 LOU 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1899 LOU 10 34 2 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 0.235 0.235 0.294
1900 PIT 30 81 6 14 2 3 0 9 1 0 0.173 0.183 0.272
1901 CHC 30 98 16 25 3 3 2 14 2 2 0.255 0.270 0.408
1901 PIT 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1902 PHA 34 112 8 32 6 2 1 18 1 4 0.286 0.310 0.402
1903 PHA 39 115 4 14 2 0 0 6 0 3 0.122 0.151 0.139
1904 PHA 46 139 6 17 3 0 0 6 0 6 0.122 0.164 0.144
1905 PHA 46 116 4 20 3 1 0 10 0 4 0.172 0.200 0.216
1906 PHA 43 86 5 14 1 1 0 3 2 8 0.163 0.242 0.198
1907 PHA 44 101 4 12 2 0 0 3 0 4 0.119 0.152 0.139
1908 SLB 43 91 4 10 4 0 1 8 0 8 0.110 0.190 0.187
1909 SLB 31 75 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 3 0.067 0.103 0.080
1910 SLB 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.111 0.200 0.111
Career 410 1066 61 172 29 10 4 83 6 42 - - -

First NameGeorge
Middle NameEdward
Last NameWaddell
Full Name at BirthGeorge Edward Waddell
Age37 (age at death)
Date of BirthOctober 13, 1876
BirthplaceBradford, PA
Date of DeathApril 1, 1914
Location of DeathSan Antonio, TX
BuriedMission Burial Park South, San Antonio, TX
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight196 lbs (88.9 kg)
Star SignLibra
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsLeft
MLB Debut8 September 1897
Last MLB Game1 August 1910
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1946.

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