Whitey Hensling

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Arthur Rainhart Hensling

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Biographical Information[edit]

Whitey Hensling played in the minor leagues from 1909 to 1920, missing some years in-between.

He started his career as a pitcher, going 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA for the 1909 Vernon Tigers. In 1910, he was 7-8 with a 2.58 ERA in 22 games, but later transitioned to third base. He was 9 for 35 for the 1912 Nashville Volunteers and hit .218 for the '14 Cedar Rapids Rabbits. In 1915, he had perhaps his best season at the dish, hitting .293 with 25 doubles in 123 games for the Sioux City Indians of the Western League. He split 1916 between Sioux City (.269, .403 SLG in 19 G) and the South Bend Benders (.253 in 107 G). He was 8 for 38 with a double for the 1919 Portland Beavers. He ended his career with the 1920 Okmulgee Drillers, batting .254 with 7 triples and a .317 slugging percentage. He also served as manager for part of the year.

As a hitter, he batted .258 with 412 hits in 415 games.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1920 Okmulgee Drillers Western Association -- -- none replaced by Eddie Brennan