Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Joe Wilhoit Hall of Famer

2010 DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

(Third in a series)

Joe Wilhoit

Joe Wilhoit Baseball (1915)

Wilhoit holds the distinction of holding the record for the longest hitting streak in professional baseball. He put together a 69-game hitting streak while playing for the Wichita Jobbers of the Western League from June 14-August 19, 1919. He is the only Blue Demon to appear in the World Series. Wilhoit appeared in games two and six of the 1917 World Series while playing for the New York Giants. After playing at DePaul, Wilhoit played in the Major Leagues for the Boston Braves (1916-17), Pittsburgh Pirates (1917), New York Giants (1917-18) and Boston Red Sox (1919). With the Red Sox, he played alongside Babe Ruth.

DePaul Hall of Fame Banquet - January 30, 2010
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