Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Perry Werden's Obit

Perry Werden, who established an unofficial record of forty-five home runs in 1895 while playing with the Minneapolis club of the old Western League, died today (January 9, 1934) of heart disease. His age was 63.

Mr. Werden in 1890 and 1891 played with the old Baltimore Orioles when that team was composed of such stars as John McGraw, Hughey Jennings and Steve Brodie.

Three years later he performed with the Louisville club, then in the National League, numbering among his team-mates Hans Wagner. he played with the Minneapolis club of the Western League from 1895 to 1900. He was born in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Werden at times was associated as player, coach or manager with New Orleans and Memphis in the old Southern League; the St. Louis Browns, the Washington National League Club, the Indianapolis American Association club and the Vicksburg Cotton States League club.
-New York Times, January 10, 1934

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