Rube Oldring
Outfielder
Born: (1884-05-30)May 30, 1884
New York City, New York
Died: September 9, 1961(1961-09-09) (aged 77)
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 2, 1905, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
August 30, 1918, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.270
Home runs27
Runs batted in471
Stolen bases197
Teams
Career highlights and awards
The four stars of the world champion Philadelphia Athletics — Chief Bender, Cy Morgan, Jack Coombs and Rube Oldring — were featured in the Thanhouser Company film, The Baseball Bug (1911)[1]
The four stars of the world champion Philadelphia Athletics — Chief Bender, Cy Morgan, Jack Coombs and Rube Oldring — were featured in the Thanhouser Company film, The Baseball Bug (1911)[1]

Reuben Henry "Rube" Oldring (May 30, 1884 – September 9, 1961), was a professional baseball player who played outfield in the major leagues from 1905 to 1918. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Yankees.

Oldring started his professional baseball career in the Southern Association, in 1905. That October, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics in the Rule 5 draft.

From 1907 to 1915, Oldring was a regular outfielder on the A's. He played in three World Series with them. He hit .194 (12-for-62) with 7 runs, 1 home run and 3 RBI in 15 postseason games.

In 1239 games over 13 seasons, Oldring posted a .270 batting average (1268-for-4690) with 616 runs, 205 doubles, 76 triples, 27 home runs, 471 RBI, 197 stolen bases, 206 bases on balls, .307 on-base percentage and .364 slugging percentage. He finished his career with a .959 fielding percentage. Although his primary positions were center and left field, he also played right field, first, second, third base and shortstop.

Oldring played in the minor leagues for several years after his major league career was over. In 1923, he hit .342 for Wilson of the Virginia League and also managed the team to the pennant.

A farmer after he ended his career in baseball, Oldring died of a heart attack at his home in Bridgeton, New Jersey at the age of 77.[2]

Film

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Baseball Bug". Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  2. ^ Bishop, Bill. Rube Oldring, Society for American Baseball Research. Accessed November 25, 2017. "Rube suffered a heart attack in 1960, and died at age 77 on September 9, 1961 at his home in Bridgeton, New Jersey from acute blockage of the arteries."