Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Mention Of Art Croft's Death

Arthur Croft, known throughout the professional base ball world, died at St. Louis on Saturday of pneumonia. In 1877 he led the country in fielding, his home position being at first base, and that season he was a member of the Indianapolis Club, which was high in the championship race of the National League. He played professionally with the original St. Louis Browns, with the Browns of 1881, and with the old Troy Club.
-Cleveland Herald, March 18, 1884

Croft, of course, also played with the 1875 St. Louis Red Stockings.

1 comment:

Cliff Blau said...

And of course, Indianapolis wasn't in the NL in 1877; Croft played for them in 1878, while he was on St. Louis in 1877.