Baseball History for January 7th

<— January 6    January 8 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1855 Fred Warner
1861 George Frazer
1865 William H. Dad Clarke
1867 George Keefe (Geo. Washington Keefe..)
1875 William Edward “Kitty” Bransfield
1882 Charles Carl “Heinie” Berger
1885 Willy Wilson
1889 Leo Murphy
1897 Emory Elmo “Topper” Rigney
1900 Johnny Grabowski
1900 Carlton Lord
1902 Cliff Knox
1902 Al Todd
1904 Clay Roe
1905 Frank Grube
1910 Johnny McCarthy
1913 Johnny Mize
1915 James Harry “Red” Steiner
1916 Ed Butka
1920 Dixie Howell
1921 Ted Beard
1922 Al Dark
1924 Jim Pendleton
1931 Veston Goff “Bunky” Stewart
1931 Ray Semproch
1935 Dick Schofield
1938 Fred Whitfield
1940 Jim Hannan
1942 Jim Lefebvre
1943 Dave Gray
1944 Dick Calmus
1945 Tony Conigliaro
1946 Joe Keough
1947 Scott Reid
1950 Ross Grimsley
1952 Bob Gorinski
1952 Doug Capilla
1958 Carlos Diaz
1962 Jeff Montgomery
1963 Craig Shipley
1964 Allan Anderson
1964 Dave Meads
1967 Rob Maurer
1969 Chris Hatcher
1971 Frank Menechino
1974 Rob Radlosky
1975 Jorge Toca
1976 Alfonso Soriano
1976 Eric Gagne
1978 Kevin Mench
1982 Francisco Rodriguez
1982 Brayan Pena
1983 Edwin Encarnacion
1984 Carlos Corporan
1984 Jon Lester
1985 Jose Garcia
1987 Kyle Hudson
1987 Brandon Bantz
1988 Jhoulys Chacin
1989 Phillippe Aumont
1991 Tucker Barnhart

OBITUARIES:

1929 Law Daniels
1939 Bert Weeden
1943 Ted Welch
1944 George Mullin
1954 Red Schillings
1956 Davey Claire
1957 Ches Crist
1962 Dutch Lerchen
1962 Ad Brennan
1963 Harl Maggert
1965 George Smith
1970 Jumbo Elliott
1971 Hal Rhyne
1971 Dud Lee
1978 George Burns
1981 Irv Stein
1982 Chet Falk
1986 Joe Burns
1990 Shag Thompson
1995 Kite Thomas
1998 Hiker Moran
2002 Hal Marnie
2003 Ed Albosta
2005 Harry Boyles
2011 Jose Vidal
2011 Red Borom
2013 Jim Cosman

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1971 In a charity basketball event, Bobby Tolan ruptures his Achilles Tendon, causing him to miss the entire season. He came back in 1972 and was Comeback Player of the Year (Thanks, NationalPastime.com)

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1890 Philadelphia purchased Billy Hamilton from the Kansas City Cowboys for at least $5,000.

1924 Cleveland sent Bill Wambsganss, Steve O’Neil, Dan Booke, and Jpe Connolly to the Red Sox for George Burns, Chick Fewster, and Roxy Walters.

Meanwhile, New York paid $50,000 and sent Elmer Smith to Louisville to purchase Earle Combs. This story is mentioned in an article about Ben Tincup.

1976 In the January secondary draft, New York signed catcher Jody Davis, Boston drafted John Tudor, and Detroit drafted Steve Kemp.

1982 Los Angeles signed amateur free agent infielder Mariano Duncan.

1992 St. Louis signed free agent first baseman Pedro Guerrero.

2004 Boston signed free agent reliever Keith Foulke.

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Baseball History for January 6th

<— January 5     January 7 —>

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1858 Joe Cross
1859 George Shoch
1863 Gene Moriarty
1864 Jake Drauby
1864 Andy Knox
1865 James J. “Sun” Daly
1867 Jim Donnelly
1870 Joe Sullivan
1878 Jack Slattery
1881 Joe Lake
1882 Willis Cole
1886 Billy Purtell
1890 Vern Duncan
1895 Charlie Blackburn
1897 Clyde Ellsworth “Buck” Crouse
1897 By Speece
1900 Clyde Beck
1902 Bob Barnes
1903 George Grant
1903 Frederick George “Ike” Eichrodt
1903 Howard Arthur “Mul” Holland
1912 Hal Warnock
1915 Tom Ferrick
1915 Chuck Workman
1916 Phil Masi
1918 Bill Zinser
1918 John Corriden
1920 Early Wynn
1923 Red Hardy
1926 Ralph Branca
1928 Dan Lewandowski
1931 Dick Tomanek
1933 Lenny Green
1933 Lee Walls
1935 Ed Bauta
1936 Ruben Amaro
1940 Elvio Jimenez
1950 Roy Staiger
1951 Don Gullett
1951 Joe Lovitto
1952 Bob Adams
1955 Doe Boyland
1963 Bob Davidson
1963 Norm Charlton
1965 Jose de Jesus
1969 Alvin Morman
1970 Dan Naulty
1971 Eric Moody
1974 Marlon Anderson
1978 Casey Fossum
1982 Brian Bass
1982 Scott Thorman
1984 Jimmy Barthmaier
1984 Anthony Slama
1988 Cody Hall
1991 Kevin Gausman
1991 Keyvius Sampson

OBITUARIES:

1894 Marty Sullivan
1899 John Smith
1913 Jack Boyle
1916 King Cole
1919 Jake Stenzel
1932 George Sharrott
1941 Charley O’Leary
1942 Louis Santop
1951 Harry Camnitz
1952 Frank Oberlin
1957 Ed Abbaticchio
1957 Gil Gallagher
1967 Joe Walsh
1967 Joe Haynes
1967 Johnny Keane
1969 Larry Cheney
1969 Jim Viox
1969 Clint Rogge
1969 Hank Olmsted
1977 Mike Miley
1978 Tony Rego
1981 Fred Stiely
1982 Wally Post
1984 Billy Lee
1988 Ralph Buxton
1990 Walter Anderson
1991 Alan Wiggins
1991 Bobby Estalella
1997 Dick Donovan
1998 Ronny Miller
1999 Jim Dunn
2001 Tot Pressnell
2001 Tom Poholsky
2002 Fred Taylor
2003 Jarvis Tatum
2009 Nino Bongiovanni
2011 Ryne Duren
2011 Francisco de la Rosa

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

1914 Baseball announces that all major league ball parks must have a centerfield wall that is green and blank – to help batters pick up the ball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand.

1964 Charley Finley announces that the Kansas City Athletics are moving to Louisville. The American League vetoed this, however…

TRANSACTION WIRE:

1977 San Francisco signed free agent first baseman Willie McCovey, returning Stretch to Candlestick Park (where he belonged)…

1982 Texas signed free agent pitcher Frank Tanana.

1984 San Diego signed free agent reliever Goose Gossage.

1988 The Yankees signed free agent first baseman/outfielder Jack Clark.

2006 San Diego traded Adam Eaton, Akinori Otsuka, and Billy Killian to Texas for Adrien Gonzalez, Chris Young, and Terrmel Sledge.

2012 The Cubs sent Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na to San Diego for Anthony Rizzo and Zach Cates.

Happy Birthday, Tom Berry!

“S. King left Craver by batting a fly away to right, which was handsomely taken by the indomitable Tom Berry.”

“Base Ball – Athletic vs. Haymakers”, Philadelphia Inquirer, 07 September 1869, Page 3.

Born and died in Chester, PA, Berry played in one game for Philadelphia in the original National Association in 1871 (six innings in the outfield, going one for four), but played for other Philadelphia aggregations, including the Keystones and Athletics, between the Civil War and that time (the 1870 US Census lists his occupation as “Professional Base Ball”).  His teammates on the Athletics – one of the best baseball teams of the late 1860s and early 1870s – included Al Reach, Count Sensenderfer, and guys like that. I’d write something really cool about the guy, but the following article in the local paper at the time of his death is really impressive, so I’ll just drop that in here.

THE PASSING OF “TOM” BERRY

Whatever the future holds for man, the entire people of this community will join in hoping that our friend, “Tom” Berry, who passed away on Sunday at his home in this city, will get his full measure. There are mean who enter the great beyond, whose going only seems to affect their immediate family and friends, and then there are others whose death causes widespread sympathy for those whom they leave behind, due to the part they took in public affairs while living. Mr. Berry belonged to the latter class. He first became known as a soldier, when he answered the call of President Lincoln for men to defend the Union. Later he became a public man by playing professional baseball after his return from war. When age made him no longer useful in this capacity, which is one of the greatest pastimes of the American people, Mr. Berry took up other positions all of them more or less where he was constantly before the public. For years, he was a railway mail messenger for the Government; he filled an important position in the Recorder of Deeds’ office at Media. He twice served this city as its Chief of Police, and did it with honor to those who were instrumental in having him appointed, and to himself and family.

The last years of his life were spent as one of the city aldermen. In this position he came in contact with all classes and he endeared himself to our lawyers and others having occasion to take cases before him. Always asserting a string will power to do what he believed was right, Mr. Berry never lost sight of the great admonition that punishment must be tempered with mercy. And as he lived, respected and looked up to by all who knew him, so he died, content in the fact that he had done the right thing all through life. Mrs. Berry and the children have lost a good husband and father, but the public has lost a good citizen, and nowhere will his counsel and friendly advice be missed more than among the firemen of this city.

Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA), 08 June 1915, Page 3.

Thomas Haney Berry was the son of Washington and Maria (Haney) Berry, the oldest of three kids. His father, a butcher and grocer, was a Pennsylvania native, while his mother was an immigrant from Ireland. Berry served three tours in the Civil War. Initially he enlisted in 1862, serving in Company B, Sixteenth Regiment as a member of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. After his honorable discharge a year later, he joined Company A of the 37th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia under Colonel John Trout for a year. He reenlisted a third time, joining Company A of Nineteenth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. In addition to his professional roles, he served on the local Hanley Hose Company fire department. Tom would marry Mary K. Byre and have three sons. His demise, noted above, was due to Tuberculosis.

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 US Census
PA Death Certificate
PA Civil War Muster Rolls
“‘Tom’ Berry ‘Strikes’ Out”, Delaware County Daily Times, 07 June 1915, Page 5.

Happy Birthday, David Skeels!

David Skeels was an Addy, Washington native (and Native American) who attended Gonzaga and played college baseball one season there in 1909. He pitched in one game for the Tigers in 1910 after a season playing minor league ball in Western Canada.  As you can imagine, any nicknames assigned to him included his heritage, most frequently being called “Chief”.

DAVE SKEELS NEEDS MORE EXPERIENCE

Speaking of Dave Skeels, the former Western Canada League twirler, the Detroit News says:

“Dave Skeels, who pitched his first game as a Tiger yesterday, was the victim of a hard batting bee by the Naps. The Tigers managed to win, 9 – 8, because Eddie Summers came to the rescue and pitched remarkable ball for three innings.

“Skeels has a good curve and lots of speed. He needs a lot of experience, but since he is only 19 he has plenty of time to get that. He should be a good pitcher some day.”

Winnipeg Tribune, 20 September 1910, Page 6.

He was sold back to Seattle by the Tigers the following spring but lasted but one season before his arm left him.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Skeels was a good switch hitter who played the outfield when not pitching and was a fast runner, too.  Skeels considered trying out as an outfielder on the off chance his arm didn’t recover.  At one time, he held the Northwestern League record for strikeouts with 15. He also fanned 21 in the second game of a double header, a game that lasted eleven innings (he had 16 after nine).

David Lloyd Skeels was born to George Henry and Annie Elizabeth (Stensgar) Skeels (later O’Brien) in Addy, Washington. His father didn’t live long enough to see his son go to college or play professional ball.  When he registered for the World War I draft, he was working as a tanner on his Colville Registration and noted that he was 25% Native American.  He married Hilda Pearson (her parents came over from Sweden), and they had four kids (Loraine, Evaline, Louisa and George Lloyd). Skeels died in 1926 in a Tuberculosis sanitarium.

Sources:

“Davie Skeels Needs More Experience”, Winnipeg Tribune, 20 September 1910, Page 6.

“Big Dell’s Record League’s Best”, Missoulian (Missoula, MT), 20 May 1913, Page 3.

“Pitcher Skeels Comes Near Equaling A World’s Record”, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 May 1910.

“Dave Skeels”, Detroit Free Press, 08 September 1910, Page 9.

“Skeels In Shape; Signs With Giants”, Vancouver Daily World, 05 February 1912, Page 14.

“Former Big League Ball Player Dies”, San Francisco Examiner, 04 December 1926, Page 31.

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1920 US Census
World War I Registration Card

Happy Birthday, Count Sensenderfer!

“The centre fielder, Sensenderfer, is a sure catch, and a very skillful player.”

“Base Ball.” Buffalo Commercial, 29 June 1868, Page 3.

His real name was John Phillips Jenkins Sensenderfer.  They called him Count because of his mustache and his bearing (and, according to Major League Baseball Profiles: 1871 – 1900, Volume 1, because he was excellent with the piano and the ladies).  An alternate opinion could be gleaned from an article describing a Sensenderfer family reunion.

“The Sensenderfers trace their ancestry to Count Von Zinsendorf, founder of the Bethlehem and the Moravian church…”

“Sensenderfer Family Reunion on Saturday”, Allentown Morning Call, 21 August 1929, Page 5.

Sensenderfer was born to James and Mary Sensenderfer, the fourth of six children, in Philadelphia, and according to an article about his death in the Reading Times, he died in the building adjoining that in which he was born.  He joined the Athletics of Philadelphia when it was among the top amateur clubs in the country and stayed there throughout its days in the National Association and eventually its entry in the National League.  When Philadelphia and Boston made a European Tour in 1874, he was one of the players who made the trip.

He gave up baseball to open up a mercantile (clothing store) that was near his former teammate Al Reach’s sporting good store and over time got involved in politics.

“John P. J. Sensenderfer has been nominated as Country Commissioner of Philadelphia, and his nomination is virtually equivalent to his election. All the ball tossers of the city will vote for ‘Count’ Sensenderfer. The veteran was an outfielder of the old-time Athletics of Philadelphia from 1866 to 1879.”

“Notes of the Diamond.”, Chicago Tribune, 17 October 1887, Page 6.

After his playing days, Sensenderfer married Mary Eudora Wagner at her home in 1881.  They had two children.

Find below an article summarizing Sensenderfer’s life in the Sporting Life at the time of his death in 1903.  The photo of Sensenderfer was cropped out of an image in the Albert Spaulding collection that has been digitized and made available by the New York Public Library.

AN OLD-TIMER DEAD

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John P. Sensenderfer, of the Famous Old Athletics, Passes Away.

Special to “Sporting Life.”

Count SensenderferPhiladelphia, Pa., May 5. – John P. J. Sensenderfer died on Sunday, May 3, at his home, 1023 Brown Street, after a brief illness.  Mr. Sensenderfer is remembered by the baseball fans, for he was a member of the old Athletics when they won championships, just as the present Athletic Club did last year.  From 1865 to 1876 he played centre field on the famous Athletic Club of those years, and accompanied the team when the Athletic and Boston Clubs toured Europe in 1874.  Mr. Sensenderfer was born in this city December 28, 1847.  Although he studied law he never practiced it, but engaged in mercantile pursuits.  When he gave up playing baseball he was appointed a clerk in the Receiver of Taxes office and was later Deputy Collector of Delinquent Taxes.  He was City Commissioner in ’87, and continued in the office for three terms.  Of late he represented the fourteenth ward in the Democratic City Committee, and was for some time secretary of the body.  He was secretary of both conventions that nominated Governor Pattison for the terms for which he was elected, and was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention of 1884 that nominated Cleveland, and was also an elector.

Sporting Life, 09 May 1903, Page 5.

Sources:

1850, 1860, 1880, 1900 US Censuses
Pennsylvania Church and Town Records

“Base Ball.” Buffalo Commercial, 29 June 1868, Page 3.
“Notes of the Diamond.”, Chicago Tribune, 17 October 1887, Page 6.
“Sensenderfer Family Reunion on Saturday”, Allentown Morning Call, 21 August 1929, Page 5.
Sporting Life, 09 May 1903, Page 5.
“John P. J. Sensenderfer”, Reading Times, 05 May 1903, Page 4.

David Nemec, editor. “Major League Baseball Profiles: 1871 – 1900”, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE , 2011, Page 602.

Happy Birthday, Charlie Kalbfus!

Charlie Kalbfus played on the Washington Nationals in 1883 and 1884, but only one of those games counts as a major league game (a Union League game in 1884). One of his teammates with the Nationals was infielder Tom Evers, who was Johnny Evers uncle.

Born and raised in Washington DC, Kalbfus was not just a player but, having some means and education (and connections), he was elected treasurer of the National Club of Washington, which ran a very good semi-professional baseball team. Prior to joining the Nationals, he played on a semi-professional team called The Orientals where he played second base. Upon joining the Nationals, he was moved to center field or catcher from time to time.

In 1884, the amateur team became professional as a member of the Union Association. Kalbfus started in right field on 18 April 1884 getting a hit in five at bats in the first game played at Capital park between Washington and Baltimore. He scored a run in what turned out to be a losing effort. An article describing his lone game adds this about Capital Park: “The condition of the grounds was an agreeable surprise. As now arranged, very few balls will be batted over the fence, and after sodding the field will be in excellent shape… Increased accommodations will be provided to-day for spectators, so that all can have seats.”

Anyway… He moved to the mound in amateur circles and never approached playing professionally again. Kalbfus was active in other circles – he was a private in Company B of the Washington Light Infantry in 1883.

Charles Henry Kalbfus was born 28 December 1864, the first of four children, to Thomas and Mary (Thomas) Kalbfus. Thomas was a publisher of the Washington Sun-Herald. Not long after playing his lone professional game, he married Josephine Mallory and they had three children. He worked for years as a clerk for the United States Post Office. He passed away in 1941.

Sources:

“Base Ball.”, Washington Critic, 23 August 1881, Page 3.

“Pertinent Paragraphs”, Washington Critic, 17 September 1881, Page 4.

“Local Base-ball.”, Washington Critic, 24 April 1882, Page 3.

“Columbia Boat Club Fair”, National Republican, 24 November 1882, Page 1.

“Diamond Dust.”, Boston Globe, 28 January 1883, Page 12.

“Base Ball.”, National Republican, 08 May 1883, Page 8.

“An Expedition to the Sea.”, Washington Evening Star, 18 August 1883, Page 8.

“Base Ball.”, National Republican, 19 April 1884, Page 1.

“Out-Door Sports.”, Washington Critic, 03 June 1885, Page 4.

1850, 1860, 1880, 1900, 1910 US Census
Washington (DC) Marriage Index

Happy Birthday, Ducky Hemp!

As you can imagine with a nickname like Ducky, Hemp was among the smallest and lightest men playing baseball in the 1880s.

“Ducky Hemp is a new face in the Syracuse team. He is about as large as a pound of soup after a hard day’s washing.”  

Ohio State Journal” Philadelphia Inquirer, 24 August 1890, Page 3.

Ducky Hemp was a St. Louis native who played in various leagues in the Midwest during the 1880s and 1890s.  Among his stops were playing for Dallas in the first season of the Texas League (Dallas won the pennant) and the 1889 season in Evansville where he led his team in hitting and the league in stolen bases.  These two seasons earned Hemp a tryout with the Pittsburgh entry in the Players League for 1890, and given that his manager would be Guy Hecker, who managed Hemp in Evansville, he had someone who knew what kind of player he could be.

William Henry Hemp was the oldest of five children born to Louis and Mary Hemp.  Louis was a stove dealer and in his teens, William helped out as a clerk in Louis’ store.  Louis was a Maryland or Virginia native (choose a census to believe), though his parents were born in Germany.  Mary was born in Missouri, born to a Virginian father and a Kentucky mother.

“Ducky Hemp, the new man from the disbanded Wichita club, is a good all around player. He did some good work in the field yesterday as well as at bat.”

“Won in the Tenth Inning”, Nebraska State Journal, 09 September 1887, Page 2.

Learning the game on the sandlots and semi-pro leagues of St. Louis, Hemp was an active and very fast outfielder who occasionally would be a backup pitcher or an infielder (he even caught).  Many articles make note of Hemp’s ability to gracefully and quickly run down even the deepest fly balls.  He had his nickname by 1886, when he was a utility player for Alton, IL.  They also talk about Ducky’s gift of gab – Hemp never ducked anyone and was frequently thrown out of games for jawing with umpires.  He had a remarkable sense of humor, too – after Ace Stewart once tagged him out with a particularly rough swipe, Hemp arose and said that he would find an ax, chop Ace down to his size, and then give him the licking he deserved.

Hemp got a chance to start for Pittsburgh in 1890 after another outfielder had a spell of drinking.  However, Hecker signed Paul Hines to play the outfield and Hemp was out of a job.  At that point, Hines started making all kinds of insults about Hines until he was finally released.

Hemp Is Missed

“‘I am going away to-night; you can talk about me,’ is the remark Ducky Hemp made to the newspaper men the night he left. Well, as Duck is gone it is the proper time to tell of his amusing size-up of Paul Hines. The veteran took Hemp’s place in the outfield and the little fielder thought he ought to be there. So, Duck took a dislike to Hines and whenever the gang was seated in a crowd Duck would yell out loud enough for all but Paul to hear, ‘Die Paul, die, and leave a good man live.’ One afternoon Hemp made every man on the field howl with laughter by yelling, ‘Fall down, Paul, break a leg, and give me your job.’ Hemp was a great favorite among the kidding gang because he could always give and take.”

The Sporting Life, 21 June 1890, Page 12. (Segment within “Pittsburg Pencillings”…)

For a guy playing in small leagues in the early 1890s, he was the subject of a couple of good stories.  One day during the 1890 season, Ducky was forced into catching when Tom Dolan needed a day off in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hemp already was nursing a broken finger of his own – so he wore a small black glove over his hand, and then the catcher’s mitten over that.

“When he came up behind the bat, he caught a foul tip on his broken finger, and in his pain and excitement, shook his hand forcibly causing the mitten to fall off. When [a young lady in Topeka sitting nearby] saw the black glove still on his hand, she exclaimed, loud enough to be heard all over the grounds, “Oh, he’s got a false hand!” It was sometime before the players were through asking Hemp about his false hand.

“She was a bright girl and they were at the season’s last game of base ball. She had won his enthusiastic heart by understanding the game right off, and he loved her even more than if she had been only his sister.

“‘It reminds me of the household,’ he said, “the plate, the batter, the fouls, and the fields, etc.’

“‘And it reminds me of marriage,” she added. “First, the diamond, where they are engaged, then the struggles and the hits, then the men going out, and finally the difficulty they have in getting home!’

“And he sat and thought and thought.”

“When Lincoln Lost the Pennant”, Nebraska State Journal, 13 October 1890, Page 1.

Sometimes his sense of humor didn’t work with his teammates.  At Pittsburgh, he got along with Guy Hecker, but not everyone. One story noted that Fred Dunlop tried to tell Hemp how to back up throws from the catcher behind second base.  “Well, if you did not pass so many thrown balls,” Hemp countered, “there would not be the same necessity for the middle fielder playing in so close.” Dunlap didn’t appreciate Hemp’s comment, but Hemp was able to run away and hide among his friends on the team.

In the end, his career at the highest levels failed because he failed to hit – but at the lower levels he continued to play.  There are notes about his playing on very good semi-pro baseball teams in his late forties in his hometown of St. Louis (and still jawing with umpires).  Hemp would take over his father’s tin can manufacturing company and ran that – marrying Catherine (Kitty) Mahoney (one article suggested the twenty something ballplayer eloped with his high school aged wife – she was eight or nine years younger than he was) and raising three kids along the way – until his death in 1923.

William H. Hemp, who played with the Pittsburgh, Evansville, and Syracuse baseball teams in former years, died at his home here after a lingering illness. He was an intimate friend of Arlie Latham, famous baseball player, and was a member of Missouri and Illinois Rod and Gun clubs.

William Hemp played with the pennant winning Dallas “Hams” in 1888, the first year of organized professional baseball in Texas.

“Ball Player Dies”, Port Arthur (TX) News, 08 March 1923, Page 6.

Sources:

1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 US Censuses

“A Poor Game but Another Scalp”, Alton Evening Telegraph, 09 August 1886, Page 3.

Wichita Daily Eagle, 25 August 1887, Page 4.

“Won in the Tenth Inning”, Nebraska State Journal, 09 September 1887, Page 2.

“Diamond Dust”, Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 22 April 1888, Page 8.

“An Alleged Ball Game”, Davenport Morning Star, 28 August 1889, Page 3.

The Colts Did Well”, The Pittsburgh Dispatch, 04 April 1890, Page 6.

“About the Diamond”, Pittsburg Press, 11 May 1890, Page 6.

“General Sporting Notes”, Pittsburg Press, 05 June 1890, Page 5.

The Sporting Life, 21 June 1890, Page 12. (Segment within “Pittsburg Pencillings”…)

“Ohio State Journal”, Philadelphia Inquirer, 24 August 1890, Page 3.

“The Sporting World”, Nebraska State Journal, 08 September 1890, Page 2.

“When Lincoln Lost the Pennant”, Nebraska State Journal, 13 October 1890, Page 1.

“Got Us”, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 11 July 1891, Page 1.

“Played Good Ball”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 02 April 1893, Page 22.

“Gossip of the Players”, Indianapolis News, 13 July 1896, Page 6.

“Ducky Hemp as Utility Man”, Chicago Tribune, 02 July 1907, Page 6.

“Moberly Forfeits to Ben Millers, 9 to 0”, St. Louis Star and Times, 12 June 1911, Page 8.

“Ball Player Dies”, Port Arthur (TX) News, 08 March 1923, Page 6.