Rube Walberg was a big winner for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics, who won three straight American League pennants 1929-1931.
He collected 101 victories from 1927 thru 1932 and pitched in five World Series games. The 6ft, 1 1/2inch- 190-pounder threw a great change-up to go with his fastball. George Elvin Rube Walberg pitched both as a starter and long reliever, starting 307 games and relieving in 237. From 1926 thru 1932 all with the Athletics, Rube Walberg posted records of 12-10, 16-12, 17-12, 18-11, 13-12, 20-12 and 17-10... and, with the 'Great Depression' in full gear in order to cut salaries, he was traded after the 1933 season to the Boston Red Sox.
Rube Walberg 1919 Photo from Chicago Daily News Photo/Negatives Collection