William Adolph Wambsganss
Wamby Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: March 19, 1894 in Cleveland, OH
Concordia Seminary-St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN) ( All Transactions) Debut: August 4, 1914 (Age 20.138)
vs. WSH 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Exceeded rookie limits during 1914 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/RedSox/Athletics/Naps 1914-1926 Final Game: September 27, 1926 (Age 32.192)
vs. CLE 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 8, 1985 in Lakewood, OH Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
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