Charlie Bennett (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Charlie Bennett

When asked to name the best catchers of the nineteenth century,…

Marty Bergen

Marty Bergen was one of the finest catchers in the National League…

Boileryard Clarke

Boileryard Clarke was known throughout the major leagues for…

Jimmy Collins

The initial third baseman enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame,…

Hugh Duffy

For decades, Hugh Duffy was a franchise fixture in Boston, a…
Charlie Frisbee (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Charlie Frisbee

Outfielder Charlie Frisbee was a switch-hitter who threw right-handed.…
Charlie Ganzel (SPALDING COLLECTION)

Charlie Ganzel

“We are a baseball family, I guess,” said Charlie Ganzel…
Hank Gastright (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Hank Gastright

The photograph hanging on the wall of a Cincinnati area pizzeria…
Charles "Pretzels" Getzien (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Pretzels Getzien

In addition to being a pretty good pitcher and the first German-born…

Billy Hamilton

Billy Hamilton was the greatest base stealer and most prolific…
Joe Harrington (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Joe Harrington

A funeral Mass was celebrated for one of Fall River’s favorite…
Herman Long (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Herman Long

If there had been a draft in the baseball world of 1890, a Chicago-born…

Tommy McCarthy

During a relatively short late 19th century playing career, Tommy…

Joe Quinn

Joe Quinn’s 17 seasons between 1884 and 1901 marked the first…
Jack Ryan (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Jack Ryan

Of all the factors that influenced the development of baseball…
Arthur Soden (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Arthur Soden

Arthur Soden was like many nineteenth century capitalists: He…

Chick Stahl

Before committing suicide under mysterious circumstances in the…
Jack Stivetts (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Jack Stivetts

He threw a ball as fast as Amos “The Hoosier Thunderbolt”…
Harry Stovey (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Harry Stovey

There exists a long list of forgotten nineteenth-century baseball…
Jim Sullivan (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Jim Sullivan

“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained…
Fred Tenney (BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, MCGREEVEY COLLECTION)

Fred Tenney

When it came to fielding prowess, the consensus was that Fred…

Tommy Tucker

Tommy Tucker’s career highlight came in 1889, when he hit .372,…

Vic Willis

As a rookie in 1898, Vic Willis won 25 games as a key member…
George Yeager (COURTESY OF RICH BOGOVICH)

George Yeager

“A ball player entertains thousands of people who go to see…