Jefferson Street Grounds (Philadelphia)

The Jefferson Street Neighborhood in 1860. From 24th Street…
Billy Sharsig Courtesy of John Thorn

Bill Sharsig

The name Billy Sharsig rings familiar to only a select number…
Courtesy of John Thorn

Mike Moynahan

Michael “Mike” Moynahan was a versatile player who played…
Charlie Mason, circa 1887 (TRADING CARD DB)

Charlie Mason

Charlie Mason was a co-owner and, for one game, a player for…
Jersey Bakley (TRADING CARD DB)

Jersey Bakley

He was accused of gambling on baseball early in his playing career.…
Jack Jones, Courtesy of John Thorn

Jack Jones

For a player who appeared in only 19 games during part of a…
Lew Simmons, Courtesy of John Thorn

Lew Simmons

Lew Simmons was a popular performer as a minstrel entertainer…
Bill Crowley

Bill Crowley

According to his obituary in 1891, Bill Crowley was “at one…

Bobby Mathews

Bobby Mathews, nearly forgotten today, was one of the top pitchers…
Harry Stovey (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Harry Stovey

There exists a long list of forgotten nineteenth-century baseball…
Cub Stricker (Courtesy of John Thorn)

Cub Stricker

 “United! Brooklyn and New York by the Great Bridge. The…
Ed Corey (Courtesy of John Thorn)

Fred Corey

In his seven seasons in the major leagues, Frederick Harrison…
Ed Rowen (Courtesy of John Thorn)

Ed Rowen

Ed Rowen was a backup catcher and outfielder on the 1883 Philadelphia…

Al Hubbard

When the president of the United States is in your golf foursome…
Courtesy of John Thorn

Lon Knight

Lon Knight’s career was one of firsts. He threw the first…
Jud Birchall

Jud Birchall

Hidden in obscurity after his death more than 130 years ago,…
Courtesy of John Thorn

Jack O’Brien

A hard-luck catcher with a strong bat, Jack O’Brien was a…

George Bradley

George Washington Bradley1 of the St. Louis Brown Stockings shut…