From BR Bullpen
Elwood Vernon Wirts (Kettle)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- School Saint Mary's College of California
- Debut July 20, 1921
- Final Game July 2, 1924
- Born October 31, 1897 in Consumne, CA USA
- Died July 12, 1968 in Sacramento, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Kettle Wirts played four seasons in the majors and 15 in the minors, finishing up in 1930-35 with Sacramento. He was player-manager for the Sacramento Senators for part of the 1935 season: the team finished in 7th place in the Pacific Coast League with a record of 75-100.
The book Gold on the Diamond: Sacramento's Greatest Baseball Players 1886 to 1976 states that after baseball he went into wine distribution and real estate.