George Edward Waddell (October 13, 1876 April 1, 1914) was an American southpaw pitcher in Major League Baseball. In his thirteen-year career he played for the Louisville Colonels (1897, 1899), Pittsburgh Pirates (190001) and Chicago Orphans (1901) in the National League, and the Philadelphia Athletics (190207) and St. Louis Browns (190810) in the American League. Waddell earned the nickname 'Rube' because he was a big, fresh kid. The term was commonly used to refer to hayseeds[clarification needed] or farmboys. He was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
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