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George Rust

Image George Boniface Rust , born November 11th, 1890 in Illinois, was a professional baseball player in 1912.

Biography

In 1911, George Rust managed the United Clothing Co. baseball team in the Little Rock City League1. His brother "Cooney" was an umpire in the league.

In 1912, Rust signed to play with the Keokuk team of the Central Association2. Later, he joined the Muscatine club but was released by June3. Instead, he went to Jacksonville, MS to managed an independent team.

Rust died in 1961 and was buried in Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock, AR4.

Excerpts

" . . . George [Rust] was offered the management of the United Clothing Company club by "Mike" Yout and accepted."1

"Contracts with George B. Rust, of Little Rock, Ark., and Harry Carter, of Fort Dodge, infielders, have also been received by [Keokuk]."2

"George Rust, second-sacker secured from the Keokuk Club several weeks ago, and who was subsequently released by the Muskies, left for Jacksonville, Miss., last night, where he has been engaged as manager of an independent club. Last year Rust managed an independent club at Little Rock, Ark., winning the city championship. He claims that the climate here does not agree with him, affecting his playing"3

Stats

Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

1. Arkansas Gazette, 7/2/1911
2. Sporting Life, 2/10/1912
3. Muscatine Journal, 6/3/1912