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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.
- Debut September 8, 1897
- Final Game October 2, 1908
- Born April 11, 1875 in New Bethlehem, PA USA
- Died July 9, 1914 in Philadelphia, PA USA
 Biographical Information
Ossie Schreckengost 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, Ossie Schreckengost insisted that a provision be included in Waddell's contract prohibiting him from eating Animal Crackers in bed.
Schreckengost died at the age of 39 from uremia, which is the toxic reaction following renal failure.