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Bizarre Baseball History: The Strange Story of Rube Waddell

May 29, 2024 - 00:00
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“When (Rube) Waddell had control and some sleep, he was unbeatable.”-Branch Rickey Rube Waddell was perhaps baseball’s most interesting man. Considered by many to be the greatest pitcher who ever lived, he is better known for his eccentric exploits both on and off the field. He was literally one of the weirdest players in history, but baseball fans loved him. We still do… Born George Edward Waddell on Friday the 13th in October of 1876 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, he grew to be a refrigerator of a man. At 6’1” and almost 200 lbs., compared to his teammates he was considered ...

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