Ed Wheeler (wheeled01)

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Edward Leroy Wheeler

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ed Wheeler was a bit of a puzzle. He played on the Brooklyn Superbas for all or most of the 1902 season, but hit only .125 with no extra base hits. The team as a whole hit .256, and Willie Keeler hit .333. Defensively, he made 19 errors in 26 games in the infield.

Still, Hall of Fame manager Ned Hanlon, who had already won five pennants by that time, must have seen something in him to keep him for the season.

Wheeler was one year older than teammate Jimmy Sheckard.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1907 Denver Grizzlies Western League 67-75 4th none
1910 South Bend Bronchos Central League -- -- replaced by Midge Craven
1911 Terre Haute Miners Central League -- -- replaced by Angus Grant
1912 Beaumont Oilers Texas League 55-87 8th none
1913 Beaumont Oilers Texas League -- -- replaced by Ralph Glaze
1914 Grand Forks Flickertails Northern League 65-60 3rd none
1915 Flint Vehicles Southern Michigan League 31-39 6th League disbanded July 7

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