Poster by Günther Kieser (1968)
Vernon Wells’ father, Vernon (the artist known as “V”) Wells, is an illustrator.
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:
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 Scottdale Scotties. I bet Bud Weiser could have told a few stories.
Dear Alex, please don’t break.
In the Daily News, John Harper has a piece about Alex Rodriguez.