Harry Wolfe

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Harold Wolfe
(Whitey)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Harry Wolfe was born in Massachusetts but raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He played for the Duluth White Sox of the Northern League in 1914, 1915, and 1916. He briefly played for both the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates in 1917, before finishing the season with the Hibbing (Minnesota) Colts of the independent Duluth-Mesaba League. He began the 1918 season with the minor league Minneapolis Millers before serving in the Army at Camp Dodge, Iowa, during World War I.

After the war, he played for the Millers and the Louisville Colonels in 1919, appearing in the Millers' Season Opener against Toledo at the Mud Hens' home park, Swayne Field, on April 26th. He played shortstop and batted lead-off (he went 2-for-5, scored 2 runs and had 2 putouts). The number of games he played for Minneapolis is not recorded, but his 1919 record includes a total of 97 games played in the American Association.

He then played semi-pro baseball in Minnesota and Indiana. He lived in Huntington, Indiana, for most of his life. He died at the Veterans Administration hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is buried at Apostolic Lutheran Church Cemetery in Esko, Minnesota.

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