Candy Nelson

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Candy Nelson
Candy Nelson 1870.jpg
Born: (1849-03-14)March 14, 1849
Portland, Maine
Died: September 4, 1910(1910-09-04) (aged 61)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 11, 1872, for the Troy Haymakers
Last MLB appearance
August 25, 1890, for the Brooklyn Gladiators
MLB statistics
Batting average .253
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 208
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Brooklyn Eckfords (1867–1869)
New York Mutuals (1870)
  League player
Troy Haymakers (1872)
Brooklyn Eckfords (1872)
New York Mutuals (1873–1875)
Indianapolis Blues (1878)
Troy Trojans (1879)
Worcester Ruby Legs (1881)
New York Metropolitans (1883–1887)
New York Giants (1887)
Brooklyn Gladiators (1890)
Career highlights and awards

John W. "Candy" Nelson (March 14, 1849 – September 4, 1910) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. He played 13 seasons between 1872 and 1890 for nine different teams in three different leagues. In 1890, he was the oldest player in the American Association at age 41.