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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsHank WyseHenry Washington WyseNickname: HooksBorn: March 11, 1918 in Lundsford, Ark.Died: Oct. 22, 2000 in Pryor, Okla.Debut: 1942 | Pos:PHt: 5-11 | Wt: 185 | B:R | T: RYrsGIPWLSvSOERA82511257.2797083623.52>> Visit theHank Wyse biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Hank Wyse who posted a 22-winseason with the Cubs died on Oct. 22, 2000, in Pryor, Oklahoma. He won 79 games in his majorleague career and finished with a 3.52 ERA in 1257.2 innings.Wyse had suffered a spinalinjury that kept him from serving in World War II. As a result, he worea corset at times to pitch.In 1945, he helped the Cubsto a pennant win with a 22-10 record and a 2.68 ERA.On April 28, he pitched aone-hitter against Pittsburgh. His no-hitter was broken up in the 8th inningby Bill Salkeld.Wyse lost Game 2 of the 1945World Series and pitched as a reliever in Games 6 and 7. That made himthe last Cubs player to pitch in a World Series game. The Cubs lost theseries in 7 games to the Detroit Tigers.Wyse pitched for the PhiladelphiaAthletics in 1950 and 1951, finishing with a 10-16 record in 26 games. He retired after the 1951season at the age of 33.His nickname “Hooks” wasan acknowledgment of his curve ball.