Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ed Wineapple

Edward "Lefty" Wineapple

August 10, 1905
Boston, MA

June 23, 1996
Delray Beach, FL

1922-23 Salem High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1923-24 Salem High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1924-25 Salem High School - Massachusetts (High School)
1925-26 Syracuse University (College) Freshmen
1926-27 Providence College - Rhode Island (College)
1927-28 Providence College - Rhode Island (College)
1928-29 Providence College - Rhode Island (College)
1929-30 Syracuse All-Americans (ABL)
1930-31 Miami Collegians (Independent)

Wineapple was a pitcher as well as a basketball player. After graduating from Salem HS in Massachusetts, where he once scored all 57 points in his school's 57-0 rout of a rival HS, he went to Syracuse where he would play basketball and baseball in his freshmen year. He transferred to Providence College, and was the only Jewish player on the team. His senior year, he became the first Jewish athlete to be named basketball All-American. He was signed by the Washington Senators after graduating from Providence and pitched in one game for them, throwing four innings against Detroit on September 15, 1929. He would bounce around the minor leagues through 1935, never again making it back to the majors. His professional basketball career was brief, with stops in Syracuse and Miami.

Ed and his wife Maxine had a son and a daughter.

Major League Baseball Stats

Jews In Sports


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