Elmer Bliss

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Elmer Ward Bliss

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

It's bliss - Elmer Bliss - when you get a chance to pitch in the big leagues and go seven innings without giving up an earned run. That, however, was Elmer's total major league pitching career, one game, for which he earned the victory. Oddly enough, while that performance did not earn him another chance to pitch, he did come back the next year with the New York Highlanders for one game as an outfielder.

Bliss pitched at least 10 seasons in the minors. In 1906 he went 19-8 for Grand Rapids. He also managed a couple times in the minors, once for the Grand Rapids Wolverines and once for Wellsville.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1907 Grand Rapids Wolverines Central League 7th None replaced Cuppy Groeschow
1914 Wellsville Rainmakers Inter-State League 5th None replaced Dad Clark

Related Sites[edit]

One of the SABR chapter newsletters once did a feature on Elmers who played for New York teams. The Elmers