Gus Weyhing

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Biography

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 46923 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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First Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
August Weyhing
Other Names
Cannonball
Rubber Arm Gun
Rubber-Winged Gus
Age
88 (age at death)
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Date of Death
Location of Death
Buried
Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Height
Weight
Star Sign
Nationality
Occupation
Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Category
Position
Bats
Throws
MLB Debut
2 May 1887
Last MLB Game
21 August 1901

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