Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: Rumors Denied

Rumors to the effect that Nava, of the Providence Club, had been engaged by the St. Louis Unions, and would play here before the close of the week, were in circulation yesterday.  They were denied, however, by persons identified with the Unions.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 13, 1884

Sandy Nava, a lifetime .177 hitter in 101 games in the NL and the AA who hit .095 in 1884, probably would have hit a solid .275 in the UA and likely would have been an improvement over George Baker.  


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