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Rube Ehrhardt

Rube Ehrhardt
Pitcher
Born: (1894-11-20)November 20, 1894
Beecher, Illinois
Died: April 27, 1980(1980-04-27) (aged 85)
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 18, 1924 for the Brooklyn Robins
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1929 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win-loss record 22-34
Earned run average 4.15
Strikeouts 128
Teams

Welton Claude Ehrhardt (November 20, 1894 in Beecher, Illinois – April 27, 1980 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched from 1924 to 1929 with the Brooklyn Robins and Cincinnati Reds.

A tall right-hander, Ehrhardt's career was delayed while he served in the Navy in World War I, so that he was nearly 30 by the time he made his Major League debut. In the final start of his career, Ehrhardt pitched a 7-hit shutout to defeat the Chicago Cubs. He reportedly worked in a Chicago Heights steel mill for 20 years following his retirement from baseball.

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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