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					Amos Wilson Rusie (1871-1942)   Amos Wilson Rusie (1871-1942)
 “The Hoosier Thunderbolt”       “The Hoosier Thunderbolt”




Amos Wilson Rusie (1871-1942)   Amos Wilson Rusie (1871-1942)
 “The Hoosier Thunderbolt”       “The Hoosier Thunderbolt”
Amos W. Rusie was born in                                                                                                                   Amos W. Rusie was born in
Mooresville, IN on May 30, 1871. He                                                                                 flash From Your         Mooresville, IN on May 30, 1871. He                                                                                 flash From Your
signed as a free agent with the                                                                                                             signed as a free agent with the
                                                                                                                        Past Card                                                                                                                                   Past Card




                                             Copyright © 2009 by Mooresville Public Library. All Rights Reserved.




                                                                                                                                                                                         Copyright © 2009 by Mooresville Public Library. All Rights Reserved.
Indianapolis Hoosiers baseball team                                                                                                         Indianapolis Hoosiers baseball team
in 1889. In 1890 Rusie joined the                                                                                   Historical Flash Card   in 1889. In 1890 Rusie joined the                                                                                   Historical Flash Card
New York Giants and played there                                                                                                            New York Giants and played there
until 1901, when he was traded to
                                                                                                                     Series — Card #26      until 1901, when he was traded to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Series — Card #26
the Cincinnati Reds. Rusie won the                                                                                                          the Cincinnati Reds. Rusie won the
1894 pitching triple crown and lead                                                                                                         1894 pitching triple crown and lead
the league in strikeouts (1890-91,                                                                                                          the league in strikeouts (1890-91,
1893-95) and shutouts (1902).                                                                                                               1893-95) and shutouts (1902).
His fastball was legendary; he was                                                                                                          His fastball was legendary; he was
considered the best fastball pitcher                                                                                                        considered the best fastball pitcher
of his day. Rusie was inducted into                                                                                                         of his day. Rusie was inducted into
the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.                                                                                                          the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
He died Dec. 6, 1942 and is buried in                                                                                                       He died Dec. 6, 1942 and is buried in
Acacia Cemetery in Seattle, WA.                                                                                                             Acacia Cemetery in Seattle, WA.




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          220 West Harrison Street                                                                                                                    220 West Harrison Street
           Mooresville, IN 46158                                                                                                                       Mooresville, IN 46158
           www.mooresvillelib.org                                                                                                                      www.mooresvillelib.org




Amos W. Rusie was born in                                                                                                                   Amos W. Rusie was born in
Mooresville, IN on May 30, 1871. He                                                                                 flash From Your         Mooresville, IN on May 30, 1871. He                                                                                 flash From Your
signed as a free agent with the                                                                                                             signed as a free agent with the
                                                                                                                        Past Card                                                                                                                                   Past Card
                                             Copyright © 2009 by Mooresville Public Library. All Rights Reserved.




                                                                                                                                                                                         Copyright © 2009 by Mooresville Public Library. All Rights Reserved.
Indianapolis Hoosiers baseball team                                                                                                         Indianapolis Hoosiers baseball team
in 1889. In 1890 Rusie joined the                                                                                   Historical Flash Card   in 1889. In 1890 Rusie joined the                                                                                   Historical Flash Card
New York Giants and played there                                                                                                            New York Giants and played there
until 1901, when he was traded to
                                                                                                                     Series — Card #26      until 1901, when he was traded to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Series — Card #26
the Cincinnati Reds. Rusie won the                                                                                                          the Cincinnati Reds. Rusie won the
1894 pitching triple crown and lead                                                                                                         1894 pitching triple crown and lead
the league in strikeouts (1890-91,                                                                                                          the league in strikeouts (1890-91,
1893-95) and shutouts (1902).                                                                                                               1893-95) and shutouts (1902).
His fastball was legendary; he was                                                                                                          His fastball was legendary; he was
considered the best fastball pitcher                                                                                                        considered the best fastball pitcher
of his day. Rusie was inducted into                                                                                                         of his day. Rusie was inducted into
the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.                                                                                                          the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
He died Dec. 6, 1942 and is buried in                                                                                                       He died Dec. 6, 1942 and is buried in
Acacia Cemetery in Seattle, WA.                                                                                                             Acacia Cemetery in Seattle, WA.




   Published by Mooresville Public Library                                                                                                     Published by Mooresville Public Library
          220 West Harrison Street                                                                                                                    220 West Harrison Street
           Mooresville, IN 46158                                                                                                                       Mooresville, IN 46158
           www.mooresvillelib.org                                                                                                                      www.mooresvillelib.org

				
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