Gus Weyhing

Gus Weyhing
1866 - 1955

Gus Weyhing  American Baseball


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First Name August
Last Name Weyhing
Full Name at Birth August Weyhing
Alternative Name Cannonball, Rubber Arm Gun, Rubber-Winged Gus
Birthday 29th September, 1866
Birthplace Louisville, KY
Died 4th September, 1955
Place of Death Louisville, KY
Buried Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight 145lbs (66 kg)
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Pitcher
Bats Right
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 2nd May, 1887
MLB Final Game Date 21st August, 1901

August "Gus" Weyhing (September 29, 1866 – September 4, 1955) was a pitcher for nine professional baseball teams in a career that spanned 14 years from 1887 to 1901. He was small for a pitcher by today's standards, listed at 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 120 and 145 pounds. He enjoyed quite a bit of success, winning 25 games or more for six years in a row, capped by a 32 win season in 1892 for the Philadelphia Phillies. He completed 46 of his 49 starts that year, hurled six shutouts, and logged 4692⁄3 innings pitched. He collected 216 wins in his first eight professional seasons. Weyhing was nicknamed "Cannonball", "Rubber Arm", and "Rubber-Winged Gus". Weyhing was known to be a poor hitter and suspect fielder. He holds the dubious honor of having hit the most batters in a career (277).

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