Ted Sullivan

This article was written by Frank Vaccaro


Ted SullivanThe Johnny Appleseed of baseball, Timothy Paul “Ted” Sullivan, set up baseball leagues wherever he traveled. Like the American folk hero, Sullivan didn’t stick around to ensure what became of his projects — but they took root anyway.

Sullivan was a self-made baseball manager, league organizer, promoter, sage, and scout. A small man with a fine mustache and features, and often sporting a derby,1 Sullivan worked middle America from the Gulf of Mexico to Northern Wisconsin, promoting baseball and selling investors on new leagues with his patented reference to the game as “The Show”2 — which is still in wide use today.

Timothy Sullivan was born in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1856. Many references show his birthplace as County Clare and the year as 1851, but Sullivan provided Kerry and 1856 in a handwritten 1912 letter to sportswriter Ernest Lanigan, who made an extensive effort at that time to write to living ballplayers and collect biographical information. In Sullivan’s letter, he also claimed to be born on St. Patrick’s Day, though he may have simply been having a bit of fun.3

Timothy was the second of eight children born to Timothy and Catherine Sullivan, farmers who brought him and his older brother Patrick to Illinois around 1858, finally settling in Muscatine, Iowa, the following year. Census data from 1870 and 1880 support the later year of birth for Timothy. They also show that the family welcomed four more sons (Michael, John, Daniel, and Cornelius) and two daughters (Hellen and Eugene) after emigrating.

Timothy learned baseball in his new hometown, and learned the Iowa train lines from Davenport to Dubuque selling newspapers and provisions car to car.4 He played baseball for St. Louis University and St. Mary’s in Kansas.5 At St. Mary’s he met ace pitcher Charlie Comiskey. After graduating, the two started up an independent squad representing a Milwaukee shipping house. Sullivan told the sponsor to pay Comiskey $50 per month.6

In late June of 1878, Sullivan moved key players of the team to Dubuque.7 It flourished as an independent club by tapping regional rivalries against Rockford and Davenport. Comiskey was joined by such players as Charles Radbourne, Tom Loftus, Jack Gleason, and Cliff Carroll. Fans and shop keepers demanded a continuation in 1879,8 and Sullivan roused up enough backers to create a four-team North West League with a 36-game season.9 But after Dubuque won 23 consecutive games, fan interest vanished and the league broke up. Somehow Sullivan kept his team together, taking on any and all opponents through 1881. Things were slow enough in 1880 that Sullivan worked as a National League umpire in Cleveland and Cincinnati.

But on July 16, 1881, a local St. Louis team hosted Dubuque on the Grand Avenue Grounds. Sullivan, impressed by the fan turnout, used his Dubuque roster to seed what is today the St. Louis Cardinals franchise.10 Sullivan cared little for his own equity and soon had but a small stake in the club, despite working its business affairs exclusively until 1883.11 At that time he rose to manager and signed Arlie Latham on first sight.12 Comiskey became captain, and the team contended all year.

On August 29, with St. Louis in first place by one game, Sullivan quit mid-game in New York, in the face of a browbeating by St. Louis majority investor Chris von der Ahe, who demanded a pitching change. As he stood up, Sullivan threw a $300 dollar watch at von der Ahe — a gift from von der Ahe himself — and paid his own way out of the city, saying, “Mr. Von Der Ahe understands but little about baseball.”13 Throughout his career, Sullivan would often resign a management position or drop projects after seemingly small slights — a pattern that may have destined Sullivan for the fringes of professional ball. Two principles — that the ownership knew nothing and that the manager delegated on-field authority to the captain — were paramount to him.

Sullivan finished 1883 as an agent for Henry Lucas,14 the railroad man funding the 1884 Union Association. Considered one of the top four managers in baseball,15 Sullivan signed to manage the St. Louis Unions for $3,000 per year.16 Although Sullivan helped other teams fill out their rosters,17 no team could compete with St. Louis and Sullivan’s team walked to the pennant after a 20-0 start. When Lucas interfered with the running of the team, Sullivan quit in mid-June, calling Lucas “a rich man with a hobby.”18 For the rest of his career, Sullivan lamented that he had not spread the talent evenly among the Union teams,19 although he had made the same mistake with Dubuque in 1878 and 1879.

During the first week of July, Sullivan managed the troubled Eastern League Virginias, a team hard hit by player defections. He appeared in three games, batting 0-for-9 and breaking his right pinky,20 before jumping back to the Union Association by accepting one-half interest in the Kansas City team on July 15.21 This was believed to have been a settlement with Henry Lucas for the balance of his contract. Virginia temporarily blacklisted Sullivan for the jump.22 With Kansas City in free-fall, Sullivan brazenly stole players from whatever clubs he could.23 A bad season ended on a positive note when the team finished with a winning home stand under captain Jerry Sweeney.24 The Union finally disbanded in January 1885, but Sullivan herded the flotsam of that upstart league and created the Western League,25 which itself disbanded on June 15, shortly after the Detroit Nationals bought the entire first-place Indianapolis franchise. On May 23, Sullivan attacked a much larger umpire, Buster Hoover, at the Kirby House, a popular Milwaukee baseball hotel,26 and came out the loser in the fist fight that followed. Sullivan ended 1885 managing sixth-place Memphis in the first serious version of the Southern League.27

He set up the 1886 Southern League during the offseason, then departed to create a new North West League in March, taking a position managing his hometown Milwaukees. Sullivan pitched batting practice, was quick to fine a player, and insisted that outfielders wear rings on each finger as “proof against muffs.”28 Milwaukee finished last. It rang hollow with fans when Sullivan explained that he tried to create a balanced league instead of one dominated by one strong team as had been the case with the Union Association in 1884.29

Criticized for a last-place finish,30 Sullivan walked away from his Milwaukee interests to become a full-time ump in the International League in 1887. However, he was erratic and indecisive; and the league dropped him in the season’s first weeks.31 Remarkably, he signed as an umpire in the American Association in August.32 There his umpiring remained erratic. On August 12 he was criticized for ruling a Gus Weyhing hit a double when a New York outfielder kicked it out of play into a diorama in right field celebrating the Biblical story, “The Fall of Babylon.”33 Dropped by the AA, Sullivan worked as a scout for the Washington Nationals, quickly obtaining for them Walt Wilmot and Dummy Hoy.34

Sullivan signed to manage Troy in the International League for 1888, but team owners wouldn’t sign off on a spring training trip.35 As a favor to Washington Nationals owner Walter Hewitt, Sullivan took Washington south, becoming the first manager to train a team in Florida.36 A Sullivan trick to get his players fed well was to place a silver dollar on the table when he ordered at restaurants. But the dollar was never left as a tip. Connie Mack said Sullivan had the same coin in his pocket for years.37

Back with Troy, Sullivan then set up a deal to have Troy replace New York in the American Association, but the deal fell through when Sullivan tried to turn it into a sale of Troy to the AA.38 Troy ownership fired Sullivan after a bad start and Sullivan re-signed with the Washington Nationals on June 10.39 Reportedly, if Washington had the lead, Sullivan had a groundskeeper in the stands throw old soft baseballs on the field after foul balls went into the crowd.40 Sullivan induced shortstop Shorty Fuller to jump from New Orleans and escaped reprimand only after the Southern Association disbanded.41

Sullivan set up the Washington franchise for 1889 but quit three weeks before opening day and took a pleasure cruise to Ireland.42 Over the summer he toured Europe, teaching baseball along the way in a failed attempt to form English and French national teams.43 He returned to America in September, and signed Billy Rhines as a favor for Cincinnati.44 The Washington Star wrote Sullivan “can distinguish a ballplayer before he doffs his trousers.”45

Sullivan was on hand on March 22, 1890, when Washington was dropped from the National League. However, he had already prepared a place for the team in the Atlantic Association46 and managed it until it disbanded on August 2. Sullivan was offered the franchise but couldn’t raise enough to fund the debts and the players were let go.47 The timing was inopportune. Days later Sullivan was offered Brooklyn’s slot in the AA and he had to pass.48 He invested in a Potomac River oyster boat.49 He also tried to drum up a team of college soccer players for a European tour but dropped that project early in 1891.50 Instead, he prepared an American summer schedule for visiting English soccer and rugby teams.51 Late in the year he signed players for St. Louis.52

Sullivan managed Southern League teams for the next three seasons: Chattanooga, Nashville, and Atlanta. Chattanooga won the first half’s pennant in 1892 but tied the best-of-nine postseason competition, 4-4, when attendance was dismal.53 In 1893 and 1894, Sullivan also coached the University of Alabama.54

In 1895 Sullivan moved at a dizzying pace. He first traveled to England and secretly signed a team of real soccer players, who, back in America, were undefeated against teams created for play in each ballpark.55 He helped form both the Atlantic League56 and a New Jersey League57 that perished early. At an August 28 meeting in Newark, he negotiated a stake for himself in the New Haven franchise.58 He also was a spokesperson for batting helmets and arm pads.59 But most of the year was spent organizing the Texas League, managing Dallas, and winning the first half’s pennant.60

Shortly after Christmas, Sullivan broke with the Texas League and moved all his players to New Haven, creating the rough and tumble New Haven “Steers” of 1896.61 Fans used this alternate franchise name until the 1960s.62 The original “Steers,” however, were a complete failure and Sullivan lost the roster to the Lancaster franchise on July 3.63 A worse failure followed in 1897, when Sullivan managed the Atlantic City franchise in a reboot of his New Jersey League.64 He leased a bicycle track in Dallas,65 pitched the formation of a new California League,66 and returned to Europe, promising to set up a postseason tour of England for Baltimore. In a telegram, however, he recommended no tour, since the weather was bad.67

Despite being injured in a spring buggy accident,68 Sullivan was again tireless in 1898. First, he dropped a bid to manage Dubuque, giving up the team on June 1.69 He traveled to Cuba, prepared a fall tour — which no major-league teams accepted70 — and then went to Dallas, where he set up and managed a “black carnival.”71

He started 1899 managing Montgomery in the Southern League, then replaced the franchise on May 2272 by pulling his Dallas team from the Texas League. Nine days later, Texas League officials exacted revenge, buying first-place Mobile from the Southern League and moving it to Houston.73 The Southern League collapsed. Sullivan cursed the skullduggery of the minors. Instead he covered the heavyweight championship boxing match between Bob Fitzsimmons and James Jeffries as a journalist for The Sporting News in June,74 scouted the Western League for players in an abortive effort to rekindle the American Association,75 and reenacted college football games with patented scoreboards set up in theaters across the midwest.

In 1900 he organized the Wisconsin State League.76 He also worked as an advisor and scout, first for the Chicago Nationals, signing Johnny Kling,77 and then for Cleveland, where he signed Addie Joss.78 He remained with neither team.

In the fall he prepared a North West League for 1901.79 He also completed a book, Humorous Stories of the Ballfield, which went on to sell 40,000 copies.80 He started a five-year stint as a Cincinnati scout and did well, famously signing pitcher Orval Overall, then better known as a football player from the University of California.81

Franchise owners from the Texas League paid Sullivan a fee to organize for 1902. He negotiated the Fort Worth club for himself and finished in third place.82 When not managing he wrote a play, The Mississippi Cotton Pickers.83 He managed Paris, Texas, for the first half of 1903, and Waco for the second half.84

In 1904 he created the South West League and ran the Guthrie franchise, but pulled out before opening day in a dispute with other owners.85 Sullivan said he swore off minor league baseball for good, claiming magnates “go about holding a prayer book in one hand and a scalping knife in the other.”86 Nevertheless, he purchased the Calumet, Michigan, club.87 He spent June in Escanaba writing a book of African American humor.88 In August he scouted California for the Reds.89 After that he spent the next six months organizing the 1905 Virginia League.90 Sullivan created a strong roster for Norfolk but managed the weaker Charlotte club.91 That league disbanded on August 19.92

Sullivan did scouting for Cincinnati93 and Washington in 1905,94 reportedly traveling to California in September to avoid yellow fever in the South.95 There he signed Mike Mowrey for the Reds.96

In 1906 Comiskey hired Sullivan to set up White Sox spring training sites for the next six years.97 The most daring trip came in 1907, when Chicago toured Mexico on their way to Los Angeles.98 In Mexico City, Sullivan met President Porfirio Diaz and personally plastered the city with promotional posters.99 For setting Chicago up at Mineral Springs, Texas, in 1907 he received a gold watch from that town’s citizens which he wore for the rest of his life.100

After 1907 Cincinnati dropped Sullivan as a scout, claiming that Sullivan had failed to sign Jim Nealon, early in 1906,101 and wrongly advised the sale of Cy Seymour to New York in August 1906. The sale was made after Sullivan watched one Reds game, August 18, concluding that Seymour had an “asphalt brain.”102

Sullivan became a full-time White Sox scout, gaining fame for signing Chick Gandil103 and catcher Ray Schalk.104 He also formed the 1908 Copper Country League with a stake in the Superior, Michigan, club.105 To weaken Comiskey’s cross-town rivals, the Cubs, Sullivan had a role in Johnny Kling’s move to Boston.106 He also brokered the New York Giants’ use of Marlin Springs, Texas, for spring training in 1911,107 and many years thereafter. That year he helped coach his alma mater’s baseball team, St. Louis University. He also took a trip to Japan108 and created a series of eight lectures on the history of baseball, which he gave at the school in the spring of 1912.109 These continued for the rest of his life. He began each lecture by calling himself the man who first organized the “West, South, and North.”110 In truth, his efforts were neither the first, nor organized enough to continue without him.

In addition to having a role in the creation of the AA in 1883 and the UA in 1884, Sullivan’s fingerprint can be found in 17 other leagues: the North West League in 1878, 1879, 1886, and 1901; the short-lived Western League in 1885; the Southern League in 1886 and 1892-1894; the Atlantic League in 1895; the New Jersey League, 1895 and 1897; the Wisconsin State League in 1900; the Texas League in 1902; the South West League in 1904; the Virginia League in 1905; and finally the Oklahoma League in 1912. In all, Sullivan managed 1,330 professional games to a 652-678 record.111

In 1912 Sullivan began a long stint working for the Grand Pacific Hotel in San Francisco.112 From there, at the age of 62, he organized the 138-day world tour of the White Sox and Giants in 1913-1914. He published a book about the trip upon the team’s return — his last great baseball effort.113 However, he may have been the cheerleader for a 1922 White Sox/Giants world tour that never happened.114

In 1919 Sullivan bought a North Carolina plantation.115 In addition to writing occasionally for the Washington Post, he remained a scout, officially and unofficially, for Comiskey.116 He attended many major- and minor-league meetings over the years.

Ted Sullivan suffered a stroke in Washington, DC, on June 22, 1929.117 He died two weeks later with no mention of surviving family.

Acknowledgments

This biography was reviewed by Bill Nowlin, Rory Costello, and Norman Macht, and checked for accuracy by SABR’s fact-checking team.

Sources

Books

Dramatic Compositions Copyrighted in the U.S., 1870-1916, vol 1, (Library of Congress, 1916)

Axelson, Gustaf, Commy: The Life Story of Charles A. Comiskey, (The Reilly & Lee Co., 1919)

Johnson, Lloyd; Wolf, Miles, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, (Baseball America, 1997)

Macht, Norman, Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball, (University of Nebraska, 2007)

Nemec, David, Major League Baseball Profiles, (Bison Books, 2011)

O’Neal, Bill, The Texas League, 1888-1987, (Eakin Press, 1987)

Spink, Alfred, The National Game (National Game Publishing Co., 1910)

Newspapers and Magazines

Baltimore Sun, 1894

Boston Globe (and Boston Daily Globe), 1872-1898

Boston Herald, 1909

Boston Morning Journal, 1884

Brooklyn Eagle, 1885

Chicago Tribune, 1878-1906

Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1887

Milwaukee Daily Journal, 1886-1891

New York Clipper, 1893-1898

New York Sun, 1894

New York Times, 1888

Norfolk Virginian, 1895

Philadelphia Inquirer, 1891

St Louis Post Dispatch, 1883-1885

The Sporting Life, 1883-1914

The Sporting News, 1887-1929

Washington Evening Journal, 1896

Washington Post, 1888-1922

Washington Star, 1889-1890

Collections

Bradshaw Swales Collection, Roster Books and Player Card File, NYPL, Schwarzman Building

Spalding Collection, Score Books and Player File, NYPL, Schwarzman Building

Online

https://www.baseball-reference.com/

https://www.retrosheet.org/

Notes

1 Sporting Life, 3/5/1904

2 The Sporting News, 1/9/1913, p 5, col. 1

3 Bradshaw Swales Collection, NYPL, Baseball Player Card File, 1871-1916; Nov. 27, 1912 letter to Lanigan.

4 Spalding Collection, New York Public Library, Player Questionnaires, Ted Sullivan”

5 Sporting Life, 1/4/1913, p. 6, col. 2

6 Gustaf Axelson, Commy: The Life Story of Charles A. Comiskey (Chicago, IL, The Reilly & Lee Co.) 1919, ch. 3, p. 3

7 Chicago Tribune, 6/30/1878, p. 7, col. 2

8 Alfred Spink, The National Game (St Louis, MO, National Game Publishing Co.) 1910, p. 296

9 “teams managed for” (date accessed 4/10/2018), https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=sulliv001tp-

10 Alfred Spink, The National Game (St Louis, MO, National Game Publishing Co.) 1910, p. 296

11 Lloyd Johnson, Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham, NC, Baseball America) 1997, p. 108

12 Alfred Spink, The National Game (St Louis, MO, National Game Publishing Co.) 1910, p. 214

13 Sporting Life, 9/3/1883

14 St Louis Post Dispatch, 11/22/1883

15 Sporting Life, 1/2/1884, p. 3, col. 2

16 Sporting Life, 1/9/1884, p, 3, col. 3

17 St Louis Post Dispatch, 1/29/1884

18 Sporting Life, 7/11/1884, p. 7, col. 2

19 Milwaukee Daily Journal, 6/30/1886, boxscore

20 Sporting Life, 7/30/1884, p. 2, col. 3

21 Sporting Life, 7/30/1884, p. 7, col. 4

22 Sporting Life, 7/9/1884, p. 6, col. 5

23 Boston Morning Journal, 8/2/1884 (re: Barney McLaughlin); see also Boston Morning Journal, September 3, 1884: 7.

24 Sporting Life, 10/29/1884, p. 5, col. 5

25 Brooklyn Eagle, 1/25/1885

26 St Louis Post Dispatch, 5/24/1885

27 Lloyd Johnson, Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham, NC, Baseball America) 1997, p. 110.

28 Milwaukee Daily Journal, 7/3/1886, p. 2, col. 4

29 Milwaukee Daily Journal, 6/29/1886, boxscore

30 Milwaukee Daily Journal, 9/25/1886, editorial page

31 Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/16/1887

32 Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8/2/1887

33 The Sporting News, 8/17/1887, p. 3, col. 1, NY AA boxscore

34 The Sporting News, 9/14/1889, p. 3, col. 1

35 Norman Macht, Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball, (Lincoln, NE, U of Nebraska Press) 3/22/1888, p. 63.

36 Norman Macht, Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball, (Lincoln, NE, U of Nebraska Press) 3/22/1888, p. 63.

37 Norman Macht, Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball, (Lincoln, NE, U of Nebraska Press) 4/1888, p. 63.

38 New York Times, 1/15/1888

39 Washington Post, 6/11/1888

40 David Nemec, Major League Baseball Profiles, (Lincoln, NE, Bison Books, 2011) 6/27/1888 (also TSN 12/17/1898)

41 The Sporting News, 7/21/1888 p. 1, col. 6

42 The Sporting News, 5/4/1889 p. 1, col. 2

43 Washington Post, 1/20/1889

44 The Sporting News, 9/21/1889, p. 5, col. 2

45 Washington Star, 9/12/1889

46 Washington Star, 3/22/1890

47 Boston Daily Globe, 8/6/1890

48 Washington Post, 8/19/1890

49 Washington Post, 4/16/1891

50 Washington Post, 7/27/1891

51 Milwaukee Daily Journal, 8/29/1891, p. 4, col. 4

52 Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/18/1891, Sporting Notes

53 Sporting Life, 10/8/1892, p. 1, col. 5

54 New York Clipper, 4/1/1893, p. 60, col. 2

55 Sporting Life, 12/29/1894, p. 1, col. 1

56 Baltimore Sun, 8/30/1894, p. 6, col. 2

57 New York Sun, 8/29/1894, Baseball Notes

58 Wilmington Evening Journal, 4/10/1896, p1, col. 2, also: Norfolk Virginian, 2/29/1895, p. 8, col. 1

59 Baltimore Sun, 8/30/1894, p. 6, col. 2

60 Lloyd Johnson, Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham, NC, Baseball America) 1997, p. 110

61 Washington Post, 12/30/1895

62 Lloyd Johnson, Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham, NC, Baseball America) 1997

63 Bradshaw Swales Collection, NYPL, Baseball Club Rosters, 1871-1916

64 Sporting Life, 7/3/1897, p. 4, col. 4

65 Sporting Life, 8/14/1897, p. 10, col. 3

66 David Nemec, Major League Baseball Profiles, (Lincoln, NE, Bison Books, 2011).

67 Sporting Life, 10/17/1896 p. 10, col 1

68 Sporting Life, 11/13/1897 p. 4, col 3

69 New York Clipper, 2/12/1898, p. 831

70 Boston Globe, 7/21/1898

71 Sporting Life, 11/5/1898, p. 1, col. 3

72 The Sporting News, 5/27/1899, p. 7

73 Bradshaw Swales Collection, NYPL, Baseball Club Rosters, 1871-1916

74 The Sporting News, 6/10/1899, p. 4

75 Sporting Life, 8/12/1899, p. 8, col. 2

76 Sporting Life, 5/5/1900, p. 3, col. 4

77 Chicago Tribune, 2/15/1903

78 Chicago Tribune, 2/15/1903

79 Chicago Tribune, 11/12/1900

80 Spalding Collection, card file T.P. Sullivan, letter to Lanigan

81 Sporting Life, 9/10/1904, p. 5, col. 4

82 Bill O’Neal, The Texas League: A Century of Baseball, (Fort Worth, TX, Eakin Press, 1987) p. 23

83 Dramatic Compositions Copyrighted in the US, 1870-1916, vol. 1, (Washington, DC) p. 1508

84 Bill O’Neal, The Texas League: A Century of Baseball, (Fort Worth, TX, Eakin Press, 1987) p. 291

85 Sporting Life, 3/26/1904, p. 3 col 4

86 Sporting Life, 5/21/1904, p. 22, col 3

87 Sporting Life, 6/18/1904, p. 15, col 4

88 Sporting Life, 7/2/1904, p. 7, col 3

89 Sporting Life, 10/15/1904, p. 14, col 3

90 Sporting Life, 3/18/1905, p. 4, col 2

91 Washington Post, 4/14/1905

92 Johnson and Wolff, p. 147.

93 Sporting Life, 10/15/1904, p. 14, col 3

94 Washington Post, 8/15/1906

95 Sporting Life, 9/9/1905

96 Sporting Life, 10/7/1905, p. 9, col 1

97 Chicago Tribune, 12/30/1906

98 Sporting Life, 3/23/1907, p. 7 col 1

99 Sporting Life, 2/16/1907, p. 4 col 4

100 Sporting Life, 4/29/1911, p. 11 col 4

101 Sporting Life, 5/12/1906, p. 2 col 2

102 Sporting Life, 8/18/1906

103 Alfred Spink, The National Game (St Louis, MO, National Game Publishing Co.) 1910, p. 180

104 Sporting Life, 8/3/1912, p. 5, col 2

105 Sporting Life, 2/29/1908, p. 2, col 3

106 Boston Herald, 4/24/1909, p. 9, col 4

107 Sporting Life, 7/15/1911, p. 5, col 2

108 Sporting Life, 5/27/1911, p. 15, col 4

109 Washington Post, 2/4/1912

110 Bradshaw Swales Collection, NYPL, Player Cardfile, 11/27/1912 Letter to Lanigan

111 Lloyd Johnson, Miles Wolff, Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham, NC, Baseball America) 1997

112 Bradshaw Swales Collection, NYPL, Player Cardfile, 11/27/1912 Letter to Lanigan

113 Sporting Life, 5/16/1914, p. 2, col 4

114 Washington Post, 3/3/1922

115 Washington Post, 11/10/1919

116 The Sporting News, 7/20/1916, p. 5, col 4

117 The Sporting News, 7/11/1929, p. 3

Full Name

Timothy Paul Sullivan

Born

, 1856 at County Kerry, (Ireland)

Died

July 5, 1929 at Washington, DC (USA)

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