Friday, November 30, 2012

George Wheeler, ambidextrous pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

George Louis Wheeler
born George Louis Heroux

Born: August 3, 1869, Methuen, Massachusetts
Team: Philadelphia Phillies (1896-1899)
Height/Weight: 5' 9", 180 lb.
Bats: Both
Throws: Both, ambidextrous

Wheeler, primarily a right-handed pitcher, threw left-handed on a handful of occasions to become one of the few known "switch pitchers" in MLB history.

George Wheeler Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac

George Wheeler's stats - Baseball-Reference

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