Ossee Schrecongost

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Freeman Osee Schrecongost
Last name also spelled Schreckengost and Shrecongost
Also played as Ossee Schreck

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ossee Schrecongost gained fame, if not notoriety, as Rube Waddell's catcher and as his road roommate. In a day when road travel often required not only rooming together but actually sharing beds, Ossee insisted that a provision be included in Waddell's contract prohibiting him from eating Animal Crackers in bed.

He umpired 2 American League games in 1903.

Schrecongost died at the age of 39 from uremia, which is the toxic reaction following renal failure.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bill Nowlin: "Osee Schrecongost", in Bill Nowlin, Maurice Bouchard and Len Levin, eds.: New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 144-153. ISBN 978-1-933599-58-8

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