Rucker, Nap

Rucker, (George Napoleon) Nap

(1884–1970) baseball pitcher; born in Crabapple, Ga. During his ten-year career as a left-hander for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1907–16), he won 134 games and established himself as one of the game's most dependable pitchers.
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