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Freeman Osee Schrecongost
Last name also spelled Schreckengost
Also played as Ossee Schreck

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Ossee Schrecongost gained fame, if not notoriety, as Rube Waddell's catcher and as his road roommate. In a day when road travel often required not only rooming together but actually sharing beds, Ossee insisted that a provision be included in Waddell's contract prohibiting him from eating Animal Crackers in bed.

Schrecongost died at the age of 39 from uremia, which is the toxic reaction following renal failure.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Bill Nowlin: "Osee Schrecongost", in Bill Nowlin, Maurice Bouchard and Len Levin, eds.: "New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans", SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 144-153. ISBN 978-1-933599-58-8

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