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Baseball Player Name of the Week

Posted By Emma Span On March 8, 2011 @ 10:32 am In Advertising,Arts and Culture,Baseball,Emma Span,Player Name of the Week | Comments Disabled

I guess he was sort of the Coco Crisp of his day. Too bad he played so long ago, or he might have made himself some nice endorsement deals. Presenting:

Bud Weiser [1].


Bud Weiser not shown.

Weiser came about his nickname honestly – he was born Henry Budson Weiser in 1891 (about 13 years after Adolphus Busch, who had quite a name in his own right when you think about it, started his famous brewery). That was in Shamokin, PA, where Weiser also died, in 1961, and is buried in the fantastically named Odd Fellows Cemetery.

He never made it to the majors, but he had a long minor league career, playing with a few pauses here and there from 1911 to 1928, with 10 different teams from Scranton Wilkes-Barre to Dallas, the Charlotte Hornets to the ScottdaleĀ  Scotties. I bet Bud Weiser could have told a few stories.

Bonus names: Among his teammates were Ezra Midkiff [3], Wheat Orcutt [4], Norwood Hankee [5], and Bunny Hearn [6].

Norwood Hankee!

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URLs in this post:

[1] Bud Weiser: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=weiser001har

[2] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/budweiser.jpg

[3] Ezra Midkiff: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=midkif003ezr

[4] Wheat Orcutt: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=orcutt001whe

[5] Norwood Hankee: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hankee001nor

[6] Bunny Hearn: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hearn-001cha

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