Bugs Reisigl

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Jacob Reisigl

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jacob "Bugs" Reisigl was in two games with the Cleveland Naps at the age of 23 in 1911. He was the same age as teammate Joe Jackson. Reisigl pitched seven innings against the New York Highlanders and roughly a week later hurled six innings against the Philadelphia Athletics, who would go on to win the 1911 World Series.

Reisigl had at least eight years in the minors, with four years spent pitching for the New Haven, CT team, called by several different names during that time. In 1911-12 with the team, he went 20-14 and then 21-9. He pitched a large amount of innings for several years, which may have led to a shortened career - 342 innings in 1911, an unknown amount in 1912 when he won 21 games, 256.2 innings in 1913, and 301 innings in 1914.

Reisigl took a job in Amsterdam, NY in 1922 as a lineman for a power company. He also pitched semi-pro ball for a number of years there with a rug mill company. Later. he did a lot of umpiring for youth leagues. He was a big fan of the Amsterdam Rugmakers and co-organized a booster club. [1]

One site says he admitted throwing an emery ball in 1906, and that it was "somewhat common". [2]

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