Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Alumni Bios – George Ulrich (1896 – Cedar Rapids Rabbits)
George Ulrich was the ninth player to make his Major League debut from our list of 385 Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni who have played in Cedar Rapids either before or after their MLB debut. Ulrich played in the major leagues before and after he played in Cedar Rapids. He made his big league debut at age 23 on May 1, 1892, playing for the Washington Senators. Ulrich played 6 games for the Senators hitting .292 with a double, scored a run and stole a base in 24 at bats in 1892. The Senators finished in tenth place with a 58-93 record under managers Billy Barney, Arthur Irwin and Danny Richardson. Ulrich played one game for the Cincinnati Reds in 1893 going 0-3 with a stolen base. He returned to the big leagues with the New York Giants at age 27 in 1896. He appeared in 14 games playing first and second base while hitting .178 with a double and a RBI in 45 at bats as the Giants posted a 64-67 record under managers Arthur Irwin and Bill Joyce.
George Ulrich played for 16 different teams in eight minor league seasons between 1892 and 1899. He made stops playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, Birmingham Grays, York White Roses, Wilkes Barre Coal Barons, Kansas City Cowboys, Omaha Omahogs, Quincy Browns, Cedar Rapids Rabbits, Paterson Silk Weavers, Syracuse Stars, Toronto Canucks, Richmond Giants, Lancaster Maroons, Reading Coal Heavers, Allentown Peanuts and the Manchester Manchesters.
1894 Kansas City Cowboys
George Ulrich passed away on January 9, 1918 at age 48 and is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Fernwood, PA.