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William G. ‘Wheezer’ Dell

Wheezer Dell

Born June 11 1886 in Tuscarora

Died August 26 1966 in Independence California

Wheezer was the first Nevada native (and the first Eskimo) to play major league baseball. He played briefly for the St. Louis Cardinals and for the Brooklyn Robins — later the Dodgers — and pitched an inning in the 1916 World Series against the Red Sox — from 1915 into the 1917 season.