From BR Bullpen
Joseph Conrad Sprinz (Mule)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut July 16, 1930
- Final Game May 18, 1933
- Born August 3, 1902 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died January 11, 1994 in Fremont, CA USA
 Biographical Information
On July 3, 1939, Joe "Mule" Sprinz attempted to catch a ball dropped 800 feet from a blimp at the World's Fair. The ball hit his upraised mitt and drove it into his face, fracturing his upper jaw, ripping his lips, and knocking out five teeth.