Zack Wheat

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Birthday
23, 1888
Birthplace
Hamilton, MO
Death Date
Mar 11, 1972 (83)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1888
Birthplace
Hamilton, MO
Death Date
Mar 11, 1972 (83)

About

MLB left fielder who was considered one of the finest defensive outfielders of his era. He led the National League in batting with a .335 average in 1918. The bulk of his career was spent with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Before Fame

He played in several semi-pro leagues in the Southeast before signing with the Dodgers.

Trivia

He had size five feet, which led to several ankle injuries that forced him to miss a lot of games during his career.

Family Life

His brother Mack was a catcher for the MLB. He married Daisy Wheat in 1912.

Associated With

He played against the Boston Red Sox in the 1916 World Series, when Babe Ruth was starring as a pitcher.