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Nap Rucker (1884-1970) (771 words)
Largely forgotten today, Nap Rucker was one of the premier left-handed baseball pitchers in the major leagues during the first two decades of the twentieth century.
George Napoleon Rucker was born to Sarah Hembree and John Rucker, a Confederate veteran, on September 30, 1884, in Crabapple, a small town in Fulton County near Roswell and Alpharetta.
Rucker was elected unopposed as Roswell's mayor during the Great Depression, and he brought the town its first supply of running water.
Nap Rucker: Information from Answers.com (247 words)
George Napoleon "Nap" Rucker (September 30, 1884 in Crabapple, Georgia - December 19, 1970 in Alpharetta, Georgia) was a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball player for the Brooklyn Superbas/Dodgers/Robins from 1907-1916.
Rucker threw a no-hitter against the Boston Doves on September 5, 1908.
After his baseball career, Rucker went on to a successful business career and served as mayor of Roswell from 1935 to 1936 and as the city's water commissioner after his mayoral term.
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