Costanzo: Dut Chalmers of Aberdeen was first European to star in World Series

From Nik Costanzo at the Aberdeen Evening Express on April 10, 2018, with mention of SABR member Bill Lamb:

With these words, the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, an American newspaper, described George “Dut” Chalmers, one of eight Scots to ever play in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Aberdonian Chalmers was the first European pitcher to start a modern World Series game, in 1915.

William Lamb, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, studied Chalmers’ life.

Lamb said: “George Chalmers is one of the few Scottish players to ever play in the MLB, in itself remarkable.

“He had always been described as a great pitcher, and for sure he was, but at the end he couldn’t fulfill the expectations because of arm injuries.”

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Originally published: April 10, 2018. Last Updated: April 10, 2018.