Amos Rusie

Amos Rusie

Amos Wilson Rusie (May 30, 1871- December 6, 1942), nicknamed, "The Hoosier Thunderbolt," was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 19th century. He had a 10-season career in the National League (NL), which consisted of one season with the Indianapolis Hoosiers in 1889, eight with the New York Giants from 1890 to 1898, and one with the Cincinnati Reds in 1901.

About Amos Rusie

Amos Wilson Rusie (May 30, 1871 December 6, 1942), nicknamed 'The Hoosier Thunderbolt', was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 19th century. He had a 10-season career in the National League (NL), which consisted of one season with the Indianapolis Hoosiers in 1889, eight with the New York Giants from 1890 to 1898, and one with the Cincinnati Reds in 1901. He is best known for the speed in which he pitched a baseball. The velocity of his fastball was unknown, but it has been estimated that he threw it in the mid to upper 90s. He led the league in strikeouts five times, and won 20 or more games eight times. Though he did throw hard, he did not have good control of pitches, leading the league in walks five times and is seventh all-time among the career pitching leaders in that category. In 1890 he walked 289, the all-time single-season record.

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