Elmer Flick goes from Youngstown to Cooperstown

From Doug Chapin at the Youngstown News on May 13, 2013, with mention of SABR member Angelo Louisa:

The Mahoning Valley has had its share of representation in Major League Baseball from Bill White to Dave Dravecky, from Andy Kosco to Ed Stroud, from Red Ames to George Burns and many others.

One connection to Youngstown — to a Hall of Famer no less — is one that is unknown to most.

Elmer Flick, who was inducted in 1963 into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee, began his professional career in Youngstown in 1896.

“He invited himself to a tryout at Youngstown. He found out who the manager was and went to visit the guy,” said Charles Chubb, Flick’s grandson. “The manager asked if he had anyone to recommend him and he said no. But the manager gave him a tryout anyway.”

Read the full article here: http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/may/13/hall-of-fame-career-has-youngstown-conne/?newswatch

Originally published: May 15, 2013. Last Updated: May 15, 2013.