Given Name: Wilson Lloyd
2B-OF-SS-3B 1917-27 Yankees , Red Sox, Indians, Dodgers
Despite an 11-year career, Fewster is chiefly remembered for one play: Brooklyn's
"three-men-on-third" muddle of 1926 against the Braves. Actually, Fewster never made
it to third. Babe Herman, whose base hit to right set things in motion, passed him
between second and third, thereby becoming an automatic (second) out. With cautious
Dazzy Vance clinging to third, Fewster's only option was to return to second. But,
bemused by events, he fled into the outfield, where he was tagged out to end the
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» March 25, 1920: In a spring training match between the Yankees and Dodgers, a sweeping inside curve ball by Brooklyn's Little Jeff Pfeffer beans Chick Fewster striking the Yankee SS behind the ear and flattening him. Fewster revives 10 minutes later but soon loses the ability to speak. Taken to the hospital with a skull fracture and a blood clot on his brain, Fewster will recover slowly and return to play in mid-season. |
» July 23, 1922:
The Yankees start planning for the Series when they pick up 3B Joe Dugan and one-time Cleveland World Series hero Elmer Smith from Boston, giving up OF Elmer Miller, SS Chick Fewster, SS John Mitchell, and, later, P Lefty O'Doul. The contending Browns and other western clubs howl in protest and this deal will lead to a rule barring nonwaiver trades after June 15th.
» January 7, 1924: The Indians trade veteran C Steve O'Neill, 2B Bill Wambsganss, OF Joe Connolly, and P Danny Boone to Boston for 1B George Burns, 2B Chick Fewster and C Al Walters. Burns gives the Indians a 6th .300 hitter in the lineup.
» August 15, 1926:
The Braves are at Ebbets Field with Brooklyn's Hank DeBerry on 3B, Dazzy Vance on 2B, and Chick Fewster on 1B. Babe Herman drives the ball against the RF wall, and DeBerry scores. Vance holds up, then rounds 3B headed for home. Fewster stops at 3B. The RF throws
home and traps Vance, who heads back to 3B. Herman slides into 3B as Fewster steps off. Herman is out for passing a base runner. Fewster, thinking he's out, too, walks off with Babe, and gets tagged out. Vance, still on 3B, later admits it was his fault, but Herman, who doubles into a double play, gets the blame.