Saturday, November 8, 2008

Members of the 1883 Black Stocking Club

On April 24, 1883, there was a report in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat of a baseball game between the Black Stockings and a picked nine. Playing for the Black Stockings that day was Gordon, right field; Canter, shortstop; Rodgers, first base; Davis, pitcher; Sutton left field; Harris, catcher; Carter, third base; Braey, center field; and Smith, second base. Interestingly, it appears that the picked nine was made up of white players, including Charlie Houtz, Jack Brennan, and possibly Bob Caruthers. The game was umpired by John T. Magner.

The Black Stockings won the game 8 to 1.

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