Zach Wheat - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Zachary Davis Wheat (1888-1972) was a line-drive hitting left fielder for the Brooklyn Superbas/Dodgers/Robins from 1909 to 1926. Playing much of his career during the Dead-ball Era, Wheat showed surprising power establishing himself as a true slugger clouting 131 home runs for the Brooklyn team, increasing to double-digit number as the ball became livelier. Wheat and his wife/agent were shrewd negotiators, receiving a salary increase each season he signed with Brooklyn who feared losing such a great player and fan favorite. Zack was also an above average left fielder that posted a .966 career fielding percentage and 4,996 putouts. Wheat helped the Robins win two National League pennants in 1916 and 1920, batting .312 and .328 during those campaigns respectively. Zack Wheat retired with 2,884 hits, 1,289 runs scored, 608 RBI, 205 stolen bases and a career .317 batting average. The Veterans Committee elected Zachary Davis Wheat to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1959.



Condition Census (Explain)

  • Zach Wheat
  • Zach Wheat Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
3 EX-MT 6

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
12/14/2015 $619 7 287 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII Auction 03671693
12/08/2016 $621 7 112223200065 eBay squeabie Auction 05424486