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Prospect in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Edward Waddell

(1876-1914)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2011
1. George Edward Waddell Marker
Inscription. One of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. With the Philadelphia Athletics "Rube" Waddell led the American League in strikeouts 6 straight years, topping 20 wins in each of his first 4 years. During his career he won 193 games. He was known for his colorful and eccentric personality and was one of baseball's first true matinee idols. Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and raised here in Prospect, Waddell was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.277′ N, 80° 2.557′ W. Marker is in Prospect, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 488) and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prospect PA 16052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Invention Of The Jeep (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old Stone House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Harmony Mennonites (approx. 8 miles away); Major George Washington (approx. 8.1 miles away); George Washington
George Edward Waddell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 18, 2011
2. George Edward Waddell Marker
(approx. 8.2 miles away); Harmonist Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); General Richard Butler (approx. 8.3 miles away); Butler County (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Rube Waddell - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Rube Waddell - National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. George Edward "Rube" Waddell at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. George Edward Waddell - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
George Edward "Rube" Waddell image. Click for full size.
By Chicago Daily News, Inc., September 18, 1901
3. George Edward "Rube" Waddell
Half-length portrait of baseball player Rube Waddell (George Edward Waddell), taken when he joined the Chicago Orphans.
Rube Waddell image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Rube Waddell
Native Pennsylvanian George Edward "Rube" Waddell was one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Baseball Cards.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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