George Uhle

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Birthdate 9/18/1898
Death Date 2/26/1985
Debut Year 1919
Year of Induction
Teams Giants, Indians, Tigers, Yankees
Position Pitcher

George Uhle hit .289 – the highest for any player who only appeared as a pitcher. Many say the 200-game winner invented the slider.

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Despite his many accomplishments, George Uhle remains largely forgotten today

Despite his many accomplishments, George Uhle remains largely forgotten today

George Uhle had quite a career. After reaching double-digits in wins in his 1919 debut year, Uhle was a World Champion with the Indians the following season. Over the next 11 seasons Uhle won 171 games, leading the league in victories twice while topping the 20-win mark three times. By the time he c
Uhle won 200 games and hit .289 in his seventeen-year big league career

Uhle won 200 games and hit .289 in his seventeen-year big league career

Shown here is a closeup of George Uhle’s response to George Hipp’s request for his autograph. The pitcher writes, “Dear Mr. Hipp – Very sorry this letter did not get into my hands until today. Will be most pleased to accommodate you at any time – Sincerely Geo Uhle.R

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