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Henry Wetzel

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Henry Buzz Wetzel

  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Buzz Wetzel began playing in 1906. His managing career started in 1913 and lasted through 1933. His 1920 squad, the London Tecumsehs, finished with an 86-32 .729 record, giving them the honor of being ranked by baseball historians, Bill Weiss and Marshall Wright, number 52 in the top 100 Minor League teams of the century.

Wetzel scouted for the Cleveland Indians in 1926 and 1929 to 1932.

Wetzel owned the Zanesville Grays in 1933-1936 and the Springfield Indians in 1937-1939. He also helped operate the Monessen Indians. He later became the Indians' farm director in the late 40's (1945-1949?) then scouted for the Indians in the 50's.

Wetzel's son, Damon, played football at Ohio State University and in the NFL in 1935-1936.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1913 Charleston Senators Ohio State League 84-50 2nd none
1914 Charleston Senators Ohio State League -- -- replaced by Charles "Biddy" Beers
1915 Marion Senators Buckeye League 10-5 -- -- Team disbanded June 11
1916 Owensboro Distillers KITTY League 3rd League disbanded August 2 replaced Sandy Murray
1917 Muskogee Reds Western Association -- -- replaced by Ernie Calbert
1919 Saginaw Aces Michigan-Ontario League 77-32 1st none League Champs
1920 London Tecumsehs Michigan-Ontario League 86-32 1st none League Champs
1921 London Tecumsehs Michigan-Ontario League 72-46 1st League Champs
1922 London Tecumsehs Michigan-Ontario League 83-50 2nd
1923 Saginaw Aces Michigan-Ontario League 78-54 2nd none
1924 Hamilton Clippers Michigan-Ontario League 76-60 3rd
1925 Hamilton Clippers Michigan-Ontario League 82-57 2nd League Champs
1926 Quincy Red Birds Three-I League 43-47 7th none replaced Henry Wingfield (19-28) on June 19
1928 Erie Sailors Central League 76-59 1st Lost League Finals
1933 Zanesville Grays Middle Atlantic League 2nd Cleveland Indians League Champs replaced Bert Grimm


Sources include: April 6, 1933 The Sporting News

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