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Old Hickory Carpenter - a third baseman who was called the most skillful of the left-handed infielders of the 19th century.
Silver Flint - was a catcher without a glove or a mask ! yet, one of the finest catchers in baseball. He played for the Chicago White Stockings in the 1880's and died at 36 yrs. old.
Doc Bushong - a catcher for Worcester, Cleveland, St.Louis (AA), and Brooklyn who eventually became a dentist.
Pud Galvin - Called 'Gentle Jeems' for his sweet disposition. By 1892, his weight was out of control and he was released by Pittsburgh (NL). He tried umpiring in 1893, but could not take the abuse and quit. Galvin made his home in Pittsburgh, working as a bartender and, at one time, as a foreman for a contractor. His one venture into business was a disaster. Opening a saloon that was so busy he employed 9 bartenders, Galvin still went broke because he never turned down a touch!
Honest John Morrill - was an infielder for Boston (NL). He became the GM of the Wright and Ditson sporting goods firm for 39 years.
Will White - pitcher for the Cincinnati (NL) and (AA) teams. He founded an eyeglass company in Buffalo,NY. and was the founder of Christ Mission.
George Bradley - was primarily a pitcher during the 1870's. Signed with the St.Louis Browns of the National Association in 1875, pitching 85% of his team's games, with 33 wins. 1876 was his finest season- he won 45 games that year, had a 1.23 ERA, pitching 16 shutouts and a no-hitter on July 15th of that yr. Bradley signed with the Chicago White Stockings in 1877, winning only 18 of 41 decisions. In 1878, he pitched over 730 innings for New Bedford. But in1879, he lost 40 of 54 pitched games.
Joe Borden - His parents disapproved of his playing baseball, so he pitched under two pseudonyms. Pitching only 7 games in 1875 for the Philadelphia Fillies (NA). After pitching 29 games for Boston (NL) the next year, he became the groundskeeper of the Boston ballpark at age 22.
Mike Dorgan - was blacklisted by the National League in 1882. Didn't use a mask nor glove while a catcher ! In 1887 he injured his knee going over the fence to make a game-saving catch; and, in 1909, he underwent surgery to repair his damaged knee. But died of blood poisoning after the surgery at age 56.
The Only Nolan - was suspended twice in 1878. Blacklisted by the National League in 1882.
Mac McKinnon - played 3 seasons at 1B for the Syracuse Stars (1876-78). He missed most of the 1879 season, paralyzed on his left side. He played 4 seasons in the NL before succumbing to typhoid fever. He died in 1887 at age 30 yrs.
John Kelly - a catcher until 1881, he became an umpire and earned the nickname 'Honest John' for his unquestioned integrity! In 1888, he became a boxing referee, and ,then, a gambler around 1900.
Fred Goldsmith - After hurting his arm, Goldsmith retired in 1884. At first he tended bar, then he became a farmer.
Harry McCormick - after his baseball days he became a tender on the Erie Canal, caught a chill and died at 34 from cholera in 1889.
Charlie Jones - joined the Keokuk Westerners of the NA in 1875. Started in centerfield for the Cincinnati Reds of the NL in 1876, he batted .286; with 4 homers he was second in the league in HRs! Jones finished the 1877 season with a .313 average, 2 home runs, and 38 RBIs. The next yr., he batted .310, with 3 homers and 39 RBIs. Acquired by Boston for the 1879 season, he led the league with 9 home runs, 85 runs scored, 62 RBIs and 29 walks.He batted .315 and slugged .510. Expelled in 1880.
Alec Cartwright,while serving as umpire, levied the very first fine in baseball (for swearing) in Hoboken,NJ on June 19,1846. How much was the fine ?
True or False. The first baseball rules required the winning team to score 21 runs !