Elmer Griffin Stricklett
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6", Weight 140 lb.
- School Washburn College, Santa Clara University
- Debut April 22, 1904
- Final Game September 24, 1907
- Born August 29, 1876 in Glasco, KS USA
- Died June 7, 1964 in Santa Cruz, CA USA
Elmer Stricklett is sometimes incorrectly credited as the inventor of the spitball. While he didn't invent the pitch himself - Bill James and Rob Neyer present credible evidence that he learned the pitch from minor league teammate George Hildebrand, who learned it from his teammate Frank Corridon - he played an important role in popularizing it. Both Jack Chesbro and Ed Walsh, early exponents of the spitter, supposedly learned about the pitch by watching Stricklett.