Wheat, Zack

Zachary Davis Wheat
Born: May 23, 1888, Hamilton, Missouri
Died: March 11, 1972, Sedalia, Missouri
Bats: 
Left
Throws: 
Right
Played For: 
Brooklyn Superbas, Robins, Dodgers (1909-1926), Philadelphia A's (1927)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1959
Biography: 

A model of consistency, Zack Wheat collected 2,884 hits over 19 seasons and still holds Dodger franchise records for career hits, doubles, triples and total bases. His hit totals exploded with the advent of the lively ball in 1920, as he collected 200 hits three times and batted over .350 three consecutive years. A left-handed, line-drive hitter, he batted .300 or better 13 times, hit .317 for his career and led Brooklyn to its first two World Series appearances in 1916 and '20.

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Did You Know: 
that in 1916, the outfield wall at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field was adorned with the following advertisement for Tanglefoot Flypaper: "In 1915, Wheat, Brooklyn, caught 345 flies. Tanglefoot caught 50,000,000,000 flies."
One of the grandest guys ever to wear a baseball uniform, one of the greatest batting teachers I have seen, one of the truest pals a man ever had and one of the kindliest men God ever created.
Casey Stengel