Rudy Hulswitt

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Rudolph Edward Hulswitt

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shortstop Rudy Hulswitt played parts of seven seasons in the majors and continued his minor league career through 1921. After managing in the minors, he became a Boston Red Sox scout was a member of their coaching staff from 1931 to 1933. He later also scouted for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves.

Rudy was born in Newport, KY, near Cincinnati. He played in the Pennyrile League at age 19 for the Henderson, KY team, and while the record does not show what he did in 1897 and 1898, he was up in the majors for one game in 1899 with the Louisville Colonels. After spending 1900 and 1901 in the minors, he became the regular shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1902 to 1904, under three different managers. On May 27, 1904, he was called out twice in the same game for being hit by a batted ball, something that has never happened before or since.

He was back in the minors from 1905 to 1907 with the Columbus Senators, a team he would manage a decade later. He became a regular shortstop again in the big leagues with the Cincinnati Reds in 1908, and in 1909 was sold to the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom he was the regular shortstop (appearing in 82 games) and hit reasonably well, with a .280 batting average. The following year, 1910, at age 33, Rudy became a backup to the 21-year-old shortstop Arnold Hauser.

From 1911 to 1922, Rudy played in the minors. He was back with Columbus for parts of 1911, 1912 and 1915. He was with Louisville, now a minor league team, for part of 1912 and all of 1913. He began managing at age 37 with the 1914 Jersey City Skeeters, for whom he also played. He managed a total of 12 seasons, ending up in 1941 at age 64.

The Find-a-Grave site [1] states that he played for Danville in 1899 and managed Danville in 1923.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1914 Jersey City Skeeters International League 48-106 8th none
1915 Columbus Senators American Association 54-91 8th none
1916 Columbus Senators American Association 37-25 -- -- replaced by Bob Quinn on July 5
1918 Joplin Miners Western League 34-31 4th League suspended operations on July 7
1919 Joplin Miners Western League 57-78 7th
1920 Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League 58-45 3rd none
1921 Pawhuska Huskers Western Association 76-71 4th
1922 Mayfield Pantsmakers KITTY League 60-50 3rd League Champs
1923 Danville Veterans Three-I League 55-81 7th none
1929 Mobile Bears Southern Association 57-95 7th none
1940 York Bees Interstate League 57-68 7th
1941 Bridgeport Bees Interstate League 47-79 7th

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