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Happy Felsch

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Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Death Date
Aug 17, 1964 (73)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Death Date
Aug 17, 1964 (73)

About

Talented center fielder with a great arm and power swing who became an unwitting accomplice to the 1919 Black Sox scandal.

Before Fame

Though unable to read or write, he had a talent for baseball, developed from his childhood sandlot days playing with his father.

Trivia

With the gamblers taking advantage of his illiteracy, he was forced to do his part in throwing the 1919 World Series; once the scandal broke, he was banned from playing in the major leagues for life.

Family Life

He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of twelve children of a German immigrant family.

Associated With

He was played by Charlie Sheen in the 1988 film Eight Men Out, based on the Black Sox scandal.

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