Boston rooters gather in center field, on rooftops, and seated on the outfield fence to see the Boston Americans play the New York Highlanders (Yankees) in a pivotal doubleheader in 1904.

Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston, MA)

Before the 1901 season the ballpark called Huntington Avenue…

Hi! Hi! Dixwell

Crank: a baseball fan in the late 19th century. “The real,…

Nuf Ced McGreevy

If you take a close look at some of the iconic Boston baseball…

Ban Johnson

The most powerful figure of the Deadball Era, Ban Johnson's rise…

Freddy Parent

Sparkplug shortstop Freddy Parent, the “Flying Frenchman,”…

Frank Morrissey

The shortest pitcher in major-league history, Frank “Deacon”…

Frank Foreman

Francis Isaiah “Monkey” Foreman's life began and ended in…

Larry McLean

At 6-feet-5 and nearly 230 pounds, Larry McLean was a large presence…

Ted Lewis

Williams College is best known in baseball circles for two nonplaying…

Ben Beville

Clarence Benjamin Beville was a pitcher on the first-year team…

George Prentiss

Many major leaguers who have died while still active have met…

Lou Criger

Feisty, slender, and packing a strong, accurate throwing arm,…

Win Kellum

If you were going to launch a whole new baseball franchise, what…

Tommy Dowd

After nine years in the major leagues, Tommy Dowd’s tenth and…

Jimmy Collins

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

Charlie Jones

On July 1, 1907, the Washington Times ran a photo of .300-hitting…

Fred Mitchell

A life in baseball is how one might best describe the life of…

Buck Freeman

The first legitimate home run hitter in baseball history, Buck…

George Cuppy

Because of his dark complexion, he was called Nig.1 For the same…

Jack Slattery

Jack Slattery was the only man on the 1901 Boston Americans who…

Hobe Ferris

At 5-feet-8 and 162 pounds, slick-fielding second baseman Hobe…

Charlie Hemphill

At his best, Charlie Hemphill was a strong-armed, fleet-footed…

Harry Gleason

On the surface, Harry Gleason’s career wasn’t noteworthy.…

Osee Schrecongost

If ever there were a battery that was bound together in life…