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WOLVERTON, Harry. (Mt. Vernon, OH, Dec. 6, 1873--Oakland, CA, Feb. 4, 1937). Wolverton signed with the Columbus Senators of the Western League on February 22, 1896, beginning his professional career in minor league baseball as a pitcher. During the 1896 season, his struggle with his control led to him being demoted to relief pitcher. He did register a .385 batting average in limited at-bats.

The next season, Wolverton was demoted to the Dubuque, Iowa franchise of the Western Association. Pitching for Dubuque, Wolverton hurt his pitching arm and he was changed to playing third baseman. His .294 batting average led the team, and he was named team captain. Columbus recalled Wolverton, and he responded by posting a .400 batting average through July 1898.

As player:

   Chicago Orphans (1898–1900)
   Philadelphia Phillies (1900–1901)
   Washington Senators (1902)
   Philadelphia Phillies (1902–1904)
   Boston Beaneaters (1905)
   New York Highlanders (1912)

As manager

   New York Highlanders (1912)