Abe Wolstenholme

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Abraham Lincoln Wolstenholme

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Abe Wolstenholme, who was born and died in Philadelphia, PA, played three games for the 1883 Philadelphia Quakers. He got one hit, a double, while appearing in the field at catcher and left field.

Although he was young at age 22, many players on the team were as young. The pitching staff, in particular, was very young with an average age of 21.

The Quakers' most-utilized catcher in 1883 was Emil Gross. In 1884 both Wolstenholme and Gross spent at least part of the season on the same team in the Iron & Oil Association.

One observer pointed out that Abe Wolstenholme and Alonzo Breitenstein were among the longest names for a battery. The two, while both on the 1883 Quakers, did not appear in the same game.

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