Tagged: baseball

Sveum shadowed by more famous cousin

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American It doesn’t necessarily say much about your reputation when your bio highlights who you are related to. Or that you were mistaken for a quail while...

Brandon Inge

Despite uneven career, Inge loves the game

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Brandon Inge’s major-league baseball career was like a merry-go-round. He was switched from position to position. Just when he thought he was settled, the Detroit Tigers...

One team for each of the Jorgens brothers

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American At first glance, Arndt Ludwig “Art” Jorgens (Jørgens?) had a great 11-year baseball resume. His entire catching career was with the powerhouse New York Yankees from...

Jimmy Wiggs’s erratic career marked MLB

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Jimmy Wiggs was a character, eccentric, the first baseball player to hold out over pay. Most of his great on-the-field exploits occurred in the minor leagues...