Jimmy Bannon

James Henry “Jimmy” Bannon was born on May 5, 1871, in Amesbury,…
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…
JB Billings (BOSTON GLOBE)

James Billings

For nearly three decades from 1876 to 1904, J.B. Billings was…

William H. Conant

William H. Conant, Arthur H. Soden, and James B. Billings were…

Cliff Carroll

During the 1892 season while playing for St. Louis, Cliff Carroll…

Boileryard Clarke

Boileryard Clarke was known throughout the major leagues for…

John Clarkson

More than a few contemporary baseball insiders viewed John Clarkson…

Jimmy Collins

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

Congress Street Grounds (Boston)

The Congress Street Grounds in Boston had a short, but illustrious,…

Frank Connaughton

There are many ways to leave a mark on baseball history. Home–run…

Cozy Dolan

Harry “Cozy” Dolan was from Cambridge, Massachusetts, just…

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…

King Kelly

Mike “King” Kelly was professional baseball’s first matinee…
Fred Klobedanz (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Fred Klobedanz

A 20-game-winning, power-hitting pitcher in the National League…

Ted Lewis

Williams College is best known in baseball circles for two nonplaying…
Herman Long (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

Herman Long

If there had been a draft in the baseball world of 1890, a Chicago-born…
Bobby Lowe (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Bobby Lowe

Visiting Cincinnati hurler Elton Chamberlain was in Boston’s…