exploring the history of 19th century St. Louis baseball
Monday, September 1, 2008
William Benjamin Fuller was a light-hitting shortstop who played with the Browns from 1889-1891. One of the interesting things to me is that Fuller broke into the majors in 1888 with Ted Sullivan's Washington club. After the trade of Bill Gleason to Philadelphia following the 1887 season, the Browns never were able to fill the hole at shortstop and I can imagine Comiskey having an off-season conversation with his buddy Sullivan about this and Sullivan offering to sell him the young Fuller.