Friday, October 24, 2014

1914: Bullet Joe and Sylvia

Trenton Evening Times, Thursday October 15, 1914

Joe was sold to the Boston Red Sox in 1917 and became part of a pitching staff that included Babe Ruth.  Four years later he was traded to the New York Yankees.  On October 14, 1923, Bullet Joe Bush pitched a one run, three hit game as the Yankees beat the New York Giants, 8-1.  The next day the Yankees won their first of many World Series championships.  Sylvia, who was living in Philadelphia,  met Joe through her acquaintance with Weldon Wycoff, another Philadelphia Athletics pitcher.  Various censuses support that Bush was married to Sylvia until at least 1930,  Joe died November 1, 1974.  

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