Charlie Whitehouse

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Charles Evis Whitehouse

  • Bats Both, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 152 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Charlie Whitehouse was a pitcher 15 years (1912-1926), all in the minors except for three cups of coffee (in 1914, 1915 and 1919). He was born on January 25, 1894, in Mattoon, IL. He broke into Organized Baseball in 1912 at age 18.

Whitehouse was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 29, 1914, with the Indianapolis Hoosiers. He played for the Hoosiers (1914), the Newark Pepper (1915), and the Washington Senators (1919), where he played his final major league game on July 5, 1919 at age 25.

He returned to the minors with the Minneapolis Millers in the American Association (AA) (1920), Indianapolis (AA) (1922); Newark in the International League (IL) (1922); Omaha, Oklahoma City and Denver in the Western League (1922); Kingsport in the Appalachian League (1924); and Rochester (IL) (1926); ending his baseball career at age 32.

Overall in the major leagues, he was 4-3 with 3 complete games in 6 games started, 8 games finished, with 33 strikeouts, 28 walks and no shutouts in 77⅔ innings pitched with an ERA of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.558 in 25 games.

Whitehouse was a veteran of both World War I and World War II (BN). For 40 years he was a yardman for the New York Central Railroad in Indianapolis, IN. He died at age 66 at a Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis on July 19, 1960 and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.


Principal sources for Charlie Whitehouse include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) ; The International League: Year-by-year Statistics, 1884-1953 by Marshall D. Wright; The American Association: Year-By-Year Statistics for the Baseball Minor League, 1902-1952 by Marshall D. Wright; and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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