Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jack "Wobby" Hammond: KC's Solid Sticker

Walter Charles "Wobby" Hammond, also known as Jack, died 70 years ago today on March 4, 1942 at Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Hammond had a substantial minor league career, batting .304 in over 3,600 at-bats (965 games).

Wobby spent the last two seasons of his career with the American Association's Kansas City Blues, first in 1922 when he appeared in 76 games as a second-baseman when he hit .321 at the age of 31, then in 1923 when he hit .300 in 121 games.

Hammond was born at Amsterdam, New York on February 26, 1891. He was the athletic director at Colgate University during WWI, became a prominent chemist and died after a brief illness.

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