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Topic:  George Kahler: Athens MLB Pitcher

Topic:  George Kahler: Athens MLB Pitcher
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  Message Not Read  George Kahler: Athens MLB Pitcher
   Posted: 10/1/2022 12:10:09 AM 

While I was looking for some obscure baseball trivia, I just happened upon this reference to a major league baseball player from Athens who pitched for the Cleveland Naps in the 1910-14 period.  I wonder if any of you baseball nerds ever heard of him before.  His first two years seemed to have been his best, and then he went downhill from there.  He died fairly young.  

Last Edited: 10/1/2022 12:11:56 AM by OhioCatFan


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  Message Not Read  RE: George Kahler: Athens MLB Pitcher
   Posted: 10/2/2022 2:30:23 PM 
OK, I knew that I had heard this name before, but not in an athletic context. Turns out after his baseball career he went to the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, and practiced as a D.O. for the rest of his life. I now remember seeing his hame in an old osteopathic college yearbook from Kirksville. I once had access to a slew of these kine of resources.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Kahler


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  Message Not Read  RE: George Kahler: Athens MLB Pitcher
   Posted: 10/2/2022 2:58:01 PM 
Then there's this:

https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/george-kahler /


I'm going to suggest that OU-HCOM name some kind of student award after him.

Last Edited: 10/2/2022 3:33:23 PM by OhioCatFan


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