Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Wilhelm, whom the Philadelphia press tabbed Kize or Irv in light of the manager’s disdain for the name Kaiser, achieved a minor miracle in 1922 when he led the Phillies to a seventh-place finish (57-96). “Wilhelm must deserve full credit,” wrote Isaminger. “He made the most out of a team low in quality.” Nonetheless, Wilhelm was fired shortly after the season. Read Wilhelm’s complete bio, a part of the SABR: Baseball Biography Project here:

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