Mellie Wolfgang

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Meldon John Wolfgang
(Red)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.

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Mellie Wolfgang pitched five seasons for the Chicago White Sox. He was a sensation in his rookie year, 1914, starting with two shutouts and going 9-5 for the season. He continued to have great ERA's in his next two seasons, 1915 and 1916.

baseballlibrary.com says he had illness problems in his last two years, and made limited appearances while sometimes pitching batting practice. As a result, he missed pitching in the 1917 and 1919 World Series with the White Sox.

Wolfgang appeared in a handful of contests with the American Association Milwaukee Brewers (aka Panthers) in 1919. He covered the second sack in the Season Opener at Louisville against the Colonels, contributing an assist in the Brewers' 14-2 loss on April 23, 1919. He had no hits in three at-bats facing Dixie Walker.

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