Wilbur David “Lefty” Good (1885-1963) played the outfield for 11 years in the Major Leagues, but also was used as a pitcher with the New York Highlanders during his rookie campaign. He went 0-2 with 13 strikeouts and a 4.74 ERA in five games. Wilbur played 26 years of minor and Major League baseball from 1905 with the Highlanders until 1931 with the Johnstown Johnnies of the Middle Atlantic League. Good hit .300 or better in 13 of his 18 minor league seasons finishing with a .336 career average, but he was unable to match that same success at the Major League level. Wilbur was primarily a backup with New York (1905), the Cleveland Naps (1908-1909), the Boston Doves/Rustlers (1910/1911), the Chicago Cubs (1911-1915), the Philadelphia Phillies (1916) and the Chicago White Sox (1918). His best year came in 1914 when he batted .272 with career highs in (158), runs (70), stolen bases (31) and RBI (43) in 154 games. Wilbur Good’s Major League career ended in 1918 after having amassed 609 hits, 324 runs, 104 stolen bases, 187 RBI and a .258 career batting average in 749 games. He also posted a .941 fielding percentage.
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