Stump Weidman

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George Edward Weidman

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

George "Stump" Weidman won 101 games as a major league pitcher but also appeared in 122 games as an outfielder and a few times played infield. His name was often spelled "Wiedman" during his playing days, although official records have the "ei" spelling.

After going 0-9 in 1880, Weidman led the 1881 National League with a 1.80 ERA. The following year, 1882, he was 25-20.

He had the most outfield appearances in 1884, with 53, but hit only .163 that year.

George, who was born in Rochester, NY, played part of the 1880 season for the minor league team in Rochester. As late as 1897 he was still playing minor league ball. However, a Sporting Life note on July 3, 1897 referred to "umpire" George Weidman as taking over a position in Rochester's management, as he had been a full-time National League umpire in 1896, working 55 games.

The SABR biography of Hugh Daily indicates that Weidman was signed off the campus of the University of Rochester.

His son was signed to play in Canada in 1913.

Sporting Life often spelled his name correctly as "Weidman". It carried his obituary under that name on March 18, 1905. The headline stated that George pitched "one of the record games of base ball history". Per the article, George pitched for the Rochester university team in 1880, and became a professional that same year, pitching in his first game to batterymate Buck Ewing. He umpired and managed in the minors after his major league days, and also spent one year as a major league umpire. Later, he went into business in Rochester. His famous game was an 18-inning game in 1882 that finished 1-0, in which Weidman apparently pitched all 18 innings. When he died in 1905, his brother-in-law Silk O'Loughlin, a major league umpire, was present.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL ERA Leader (1881)
  • NL Saves Leader (1883)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1882 & 1883)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 6 (1882-1887)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1882, 1883, 1885 & 1886)
  • 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1882, 1883 & 1886)

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