ended coup attempt, catcher
The 1889 Hawaiian coup revolution led by Robert Wilcox was suppressed almost single-handedly by Hay Wodehouse, a catcher on the Honolulu Base Ball Club. Wodehouse used his skillful throwing arm to throw enough explosives at Wilcox’s hiding spot to dislodge the militant and end the standoff.
Learn why Robert Wilcox was trying to kidnap the Hawaiian king in Chapter 24 of Weaponized Baseball.
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