Friday, October 12, 2007

Trick McSorley With The 1884 Toledo Blue Stockings

The picture above is of the 1884 Toledo Blue Stockings. Trick McSorley, who played with the Union, the Reds, the Maroons, and the Browns during the course of his career, is the second player on the left.

McSorley, according to Al Spink, could "play any old place, being a fine pitcher, an excellent baseman and in a pinch he could go behind the bat." Spink also wrote that John McSorley earned his nickname, I kid you not, because he was "so tricky".

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