Harry Welchonce

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Harry Monroe Welchonce (Welch)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Harry Welchonce played outfield for the 1911 Philadelphia Phillies.

In the minors Welchonce always hit over .300 from 1909-14. When he was player-manager for Dallas in 1916, he slipped under .300 to .297 as a hitter.

The SABR biography of Dave Callahan states that Welchonce was called up from Nashville by the 1912 Senators but never appeared in a game and was released after the season was over. In 1913, Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans all fought over who should get the right to sign Welchonce, and Callahan ended up at Nashville as part of the settlement of that controversy.

Harry twice led the Southern Association in batting average.

In 1910, Harry had the top batting average for South Bend, a team which also featured future Hall of Famer Max Carey who hit 22 points lower. Carey made his major league debut that year while Harry waited until 1911.

An article in Baseball Digest from December 1957 refers to Harry as leading the league in home runs one season while with Nashville.

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