Nicholas Altrock

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Birthday
18, 1876
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Jan 20, 1965 (88)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1876
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Jan 20, 1965 (88)

About

One of the most dominant left-handed pitchers of his age who was even better known for his clownish antics as a coach.

Before Fame

Pitching for the Chicago White Sox from 1903-1909, he helped the team to two World Series titles, but an arm injury in 1906 cut short a promising star career.

Trivia

He had a habit of performing silent comedy routines from the coach's box at third base, in view of the opposing pitcher; it's not clear whether it ever distracted the pitcher, but it did have the crowd in stitches.

Family Life

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Associated With

A century after him the pitcher Ted Lyons would become a legend of the White Sox, for his more than 20 years playing with the team.

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