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Rodgers, Wilbur "Bill" Kincaid (4/18/1887 – 12/24/1978)
Wilbur Kincaid Rodgers ″Rawmeat Bill″was a backup infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a second baseman for 1915 through 1916 for the Cleveland Indians (1915), Boston Red Sox (1915), and Cincinnati Reds (1915-1916). Listed at 5 ft., 9.5 inches (1.77m), 170 lb., Rodgers batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Pleasant Ridge, Ohio.
In a two-season career, Rodgers was a .243 hitter (65-for-268) with 30 runs and 19 RBIs in 102 games, including 15 doubles, 4 triples, 11 stolen bases, and a .316 on-base percentage without home runs. In 83 fielding appearances at second base (75), shortstop (7), and third base, he posted a collective .947 fielding percentage (20 errors in 376 chances). He also played one game at right field but did not have fielding chances.
He also was a player/manager in the Minor Leagues during 22 seasons between 1918 and 1951, and managed the Peoria Redwings of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1946 season.
Rodgers died at the age of 91in Goliad, Texas.
Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 03/18/2017