Ham Iburg

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Herman Edward Iburg

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ham Iburg won 37 games for the San Francisco Wasps of the California League in 1901, came to the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1902, and then went back to San Francisco in 1903. He continued to pitch in the Pacific Coast League in 1904 and 1905.

Much has been made of Iburg's 18 losses as a rookie in the majors, but he wasn't even tops on his own team, with Doc White losing 20 that year. Bill Duggleby had a record similar to Iburg's, going 11-17.

With the San Francisco Stars in 1903 he won 26 games, second best on the team.

His name was often spelled "Iberg" by Sporting Life.

He attended Polytechnic High School in San Francisco, CA, as did George "Highpockets" Kelly. [1]

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1902)

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