Friday, September 21, 2007

Joe Battin

Above is a picture of Joe Battin, who was one of the original Brown Stockings in 1875 and played on both of their NL teams in 1876 and 1877. The picture was taken in 1874 when Battin was playing with the Athletics of Philadelphia. Battin was implicated by gamblers in a game-fixing scandal in 1877 and was blacklisted by Organized Baseball.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No formal charges were brought against Battin and he was later reinstated.