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1. Texas League – The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. It is classified as a Double-A league, the league was founded in 1888 and ran through 1892. It was called the Texas Association in 1895, the Texas-Southern League in 1896 and again as the Texas League from 1897–1899. It was revived as a class D league in 1902, moved to class C in 1904 where it played through 1910, played at class B until 1920, the Texas League, like many others, shut down during World War II. From 1959 to 1961, the Texas League and the Mexican League formed the Pan American Association, the two leagues played a limited interlocking schedule and post-season championship. By 1971, the Texas League and the Southern League had both decreased to seven teams and they played an interlocking schedule with the SL known as the Dixie Association. The two leagues played separate playoffs, despite the leagues name, only its four South Division teams are actually based in Texas, the four North Division teams are located in surrounding states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. The league maintains its headquarters in San Antonio, the Leagues name is well known due to its association with a particular aspect of the game. There is a thread throughout Civil War anecdotes that refer to a game played 30 years earlier in the Sabine Pass area. As the story goes, a Union soldier hit a ball over the outfielders head, after the incident, hits were only awarded for balls that landed between the infielders and outfielders. In recent years, the Texas League has witnessed a deal of change. Teams once known as the Jackson Mets, El Paso Diablos, Shreveport Captains, League members Other Current League Other Defunct League In 1971, the Southern League and Texas League were both down to 7 teams so they formed the Dixie Association for one season. They played interlocking schedules but held their own separate playoffs, baseball in the Lone Star State, Texas Leagues Greatest Hits, Tom Kayser and David King, Trinity University Press 2005 Texas League official website
2. Lore Bader – Lore Verne Bader was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Giants and Boston Red Sox. Bader batted left-handed and threw right-handed and he was born in Bader, Illinois. In a three-season career, Bader posted a 5-3 record with 27 strikeouts, in 1912 Bader pitched in two games for the New York Giants. After that, Bader played for the Buffalo minor league team, and went 16-7 In 1914, 20-18 in 1915, Bader returned to the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 1917. He ended 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 15 games, all and he enlisted in the Navy at the end of the season, but was discharged in June 1918 because of loose knee ligaments. He rejoined the Red Sox for the rest of the year and he also worked as a Boston Braves scout in 1927, and managed the Hartford, Connecticut club in the Eastern League in 1930. Bader died in LeRoy, Kansas, at the age of 85, nicknamed King, Bader was also known as Two Pairs because he loved playing cards. 1918 Red Sox Baseball Almanac Baseball Library Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Buffalo Bisons History
3. Jim Bluejacket – Jim Bluejacket was a Major League Baseball pitcher in the early 20th century. Bluejacket played for the Brooklyn Tip-Tops and Cincinnati Reds, when he started playing professional baseball in 1905 for the Sedalia Goldbugs in the American Association, he went by the name of Jim Bluejacket. After his playing days were over he continued to use his name as his legal name. In the 1900 U. S. Census records of Adair, Oklahoma his name was William L. Smith, son of William, while playing for the Pekin Celestials of the Illinois–Missouri League in 1911 and 1912, he met and married Jennie Piro of Pekin, Illinois. They were married on December 31,1912 in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, as late as June 5,1917 he registered as William Lincoln Smith on his U. S. World War I draft registration card and stated that he was employed with the Bloomington ball team in Bloomington and he played for the Bloomington Bloomers for parts of the 1912,1913,1914, and 1916 seasons. While pitching for Bloomington at the age of 27 in 1914 he got the attention of the league scouts by winning twelve games in a row and was signed by the New York Giants. But before he was to report to the Giants the Brooklyn Tip-Tops offered to pay him more and this caused quite a stir in New York with threats of injunctions between the two teams. He played his first game for the Tip-Tops on August 6,1914, Brooklyn was a member of the Federal League and also played games against the National Teams. They played their games in the old Washington Park which had been the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers up to 1912 when they moved to Ebbets Field. While playing for the Brooklyn Tip-Tops, Jim Bluejacket became the only Major League pitcher to win a game without throwing a pitch and he came into the game against the Pittsburgh Rebels in the top of the ninth with two outs and a runner on first. Before he throws a pitch, he picked off the runner at first base for the out and was credited with the victory after his team scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. A member of the Cherokee nation, Bluejacket was one of the first Native Americans to play Major League Baseball, bluejackets great-grandson is Bill Wilkinson, a relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners in the 1980s. Bluejacket and Wilkinson are the only great-grandfather/great-grandson combo ever to play in the major leagues, Jim made quite a contribution to the baseball scene on the island of Aruba. He was employed there for 15 years and devoted countless hours to the youth of Aruba and was instrumental in the founding of the Lago Sports Park there, Jim may have influenced other families besides his own to love the game of baseball. While Jim was playing for the Keokuk Indians of the Central Association in 1909 and 1910 his parents had a hired hand living with them in Adair by the name of Charles Edwin Mantle, Mantle later became the grandfather of the great Mickey Mantle. Charley most likely acquired a love of the game while living with the Smith family and sharing the news of their son, career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Jim Bluejacket at Find a Grave
4. Lute Boone – Lutellus Joseph Lute Boone, was a Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1913 to 1916 with the New York Yankees and in 1918 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boone had a.209 career batting average and he was born and died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lute Boone replaced Honus Wagner as shortstop after his retirement from the Pittsburgh Pirates and he worked after his baseball career ended as a pattern maker for the Mesta Machine Company in Homestead, Pennsylvania a suburb of Pittsburgh. From 1960 to 1962, Boone was the president of the Pittsburgh Professional Baseball Association, career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Lute Boone obituary
5. Stanley Borleske – Stanley Evans Borleske was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. Borleskes 1930 Fresno State football squad is one of three in program history to complete a season undefeated. Borleske coached basketball at North Dakota Agricultural from 1919 to 1922 and at Fresno State from 1934 to 1939, tallying a mark of 75–75. He was also the baseball coach at the two schools, from 1920 to 1921 and 1923 to 1924 at North Dakota Agricultural and from 1930 to 1941 at Fresno State. Borleske selected the North Dakota Agriculturals mascot, the bison and he grew up in Spokane, Washington and attended Whitman College, where he played football and basketball and ran track during the 1907–08 academic year. He played football at the University of Michigan from 1908 to 1910, in 1964, Borleske was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame
6. Neal Brady – Cornelius Joseph Brady was a Major League Baseball pitcher. Brady played for the New York Yankees in 1915 and 1917, in 24 career games, he had a 2–3 record, with a 4.20 ERA. Brady graduated from St. Xavier High School across the river in Cincinnati, career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference
7. Marvin O. Bridges – Marvin Orestus Bridges was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and football coach. Marvin Bridges was prominent guard for the Cumberland Bulldogs of Cumberland College and his brother M. L. Bridges also played on the team. Both he and his brother were listed as from Cornersville, and stood some 6 foot 4 inches, Marvin was also known as a fine punter, and kicked the extra points. Marvin Bridges was selected All-Southern from his position in 1903. It was Heismans last game as Clemsons coach, at Cumberland, Bridges was a member of the Rho chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. The fraternitys football prestige was said to rest on Red Smith and he founded UFs Alpha Eta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Lake City on November 17,1904. That same year, coach Branch Rickey was happy to get Bridges to Allegheny College, Bridges played a handful of years in the minor leagues as a pitcher
8. Pug Cavet – Tillar H. Pug Cavet was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played three seasons for the Detroit Tigers in 1911,1914, and 1915. He also played 22 seasons in the minor leagues from 1908 to 1930, Cavet was born in McGregor, Texas, in December 1889. His father, Moses Cavet, was a Mississippi native and a farmer. At the time of the 1900 United States Census, Cavet was living with his parents, four brothers. Cavet appeared in 49 games for the Detroit Tigers,22 as a starter and 27 as a relief pitcher and he had a career record of 11–9 with eight complete games, one shutout, and an earned run average of 2.98 in 226-1/3 innings. His best year was 1914 when he played in 31 games and he was among the American League leaders in 1914 in both games finished and hit batsmen. On September 15,1914, Cavet was the pitcher when Nap Lajoie hit his 3, honus Wagner and Cap Anson reached the mark before Lajoie. Cavet and the Tigers won the game 2–1, Cavet also played 22 seasons in the minor leagues from 1908 to 1930. His longest stay was six years with the Indianapolis Indians from 1918 to 1923 and he also had his best years at Indianapolis, compiling records of 28–16 in 1919 and 23–16 in 1921. He also had 20-win seasons for the Mobile Sea Gulls in 1913, in 22 minor league season, he compiled an overall record of 291–243. While playing for Indianapolis, he one of the few pitchers in professional baseball history to record a loss without throwing a pitch. Cavet appeared in relief in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game with two outs and a man on third base, the winning run scored when Cavet was called for a balk while winding up to throw his first pitch. At the time of the 1920 United States Census, Cavet was living with his wife, May, in Tulia and his occupation was listed as professional baseball player. Cavet died in 1966 at age 75 in San Luis Obispo and he is buried at the San Luis Cemetery in San Luis Obispo, California. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference Baseball Almanac
9. Doc Cook (baseball) – Luther Almus Doc Cook was a Major League Baseball outfielder. Cook played for the New York Yankees from 1913 to 1916, in 288 career games, he had a.274 batting average. He batted left and threw right-handed and he was born in Whitt, Texas and died in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
10. Gene Dale – Emmett Eugene Dale, sometimes referred to as Jean Dale, was an American professional baseball player. Dale was a pitcher, and played in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals and he also played in minor league baseball. He was expelled from organized baseball in 1921 for match fixing, Dale was born to Thomas J. Dale, a bricklayer, and Sylvia Dale in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 16,1889. He was the oldest of five children, Dale began playing baseball in the semi-professional Trolley League in St. Louis in 1908. In 1910, he debuted in minor league baseball as a pitcher for the Dallas Giants of the Class C Texas League and he pitched to a 10–7 win–loss record in 204 innings pitched. Though the Boston Red Sox of the American League gave Dale a tryout before the 1911 season, he did not make their roster, and Dale returned to Dallas. After pitching to a 12–8 win–loss record with 179 strikeouts for Dallas in 1911 and he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Cardinals on September 19, and pitched to a 0–2 record with a 6.75 earned run average in 14 2⁄3 innings. The Cardinals returned Dale to Dallas at the end of the season, after Dale pitched to a 0–5 record and a 6.57 ERA for the Cardinals in the 1912 season, they sold Dale to the Montreal Royals of the Class AA International League that August. Dale pitched to a 4–6 in 10 games started for the remainder of the 1912 season, a 13–10 record during the 1913 season, seeking more pitchers, the Cincinnati Reds of the NL drafted Dale from the Royals before the 1915 season. Despite reports that he would be returned to Montreal, catcher Red Dooin convinced the Reds to keep Dale, Dale proceeded to win 18 games with the Reds during the 1915 season, recording a 2.46 ERA. Dale struggled in 1916, and was removed from the starting rotation, after traveling to St. Louis without permission of the team, the Reds suspended Dale and sold him to the Indianapolis Indians of the Class AA American Association. With the Indians, Dale was a member of the 1917 Junior World Series champions, Dale led the American Association with a 1.50 ERA in the 1918 season, tying with John Merritt. Dale pitched for the Indians through the 1919 season, when they released him after he started the year with two losing outings and he then signed with the Salt Lake City Bees in the Class AA Pacific Coast League. The Bees were locked in a late season pennant race with the Vernon Tigers that season, the Tigers won the pennant after they defeated the Bees in nine out of 11 games played late in the season, which included three poor performances from Dale. He was suspected of match fixing, the Bees traded Dale to the Dallas Submarines of the Class B Texas League for Eddie Matheson in 1920, as the president of the PCL began to investigate the match fixing allegations. Salt Lake Citys Harl Maggert and Vernons Babe Borton, who were implicated in the investigation, were suspended in August 1920, Borton then implicated other players, including Dale. Dale refused to testify in front of a California grand jury, but appeared at a meeting with minor league executives in Kansas City, Missouri and this expulsion provided Kenesaw Mountain Landis with the precedent needed to ban the conspirators involved in the Black Sox Scandal. Dale continued to pitch in baseball for the Cape Giradeau Capahas in 1921
11. Louis Drucke – Louis Frank Drucke was a professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball with the New York Giants from 1909 to 1912, as a pitcher, he won 18 while losing 14 games, with a 2.90 earned run average. As a batter, he hit.178 with one home run, Drucke was the first major leaguer who attended and played at Texas Christian University. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference
12. Eric Erickson (baseball) – Eric George Adolph Erickson, sometimes known by the nickname Swat, was a Swedish-born baseball pitcher. He played professional baseball for 12 years from 1914 to 1925, including seven years in Major League Baseball with the New York Giants, Detroit Tigers and he compiled a career win-loss record of 34-57 with a 3.85 earned run average. Erickson was born in Vårgårda, Sweden, in 1892, Erickson was the second player born in Sweden to play in the major leagues. Erickson was a pitcher who debuted with the Giants in 1914. Erickson pitched in one game for the Giants, going five innings and giving up seven runs. In 1916, the Detroit Tigers gave Erickson a second chance and he was traded to the Senators in 1919 and had his best seasons there. In 1919, as a teammate of Walter Johnson, Erickson led the American League in strikeouts per nine innings with 5.52, though he also was among the leaders in hit batsmen. In 1921, Erickson was among the leaders in ERA, strikeouts per nine innings, shutouts. Erickson also pitched for minor league teams. He led the San Francisco Seals to a Pacific Coast League pennant in 1917 and won the 1917 PCL pitching Triple Crown, after his days in professional baseball, he worked in the shipping department of a metal company and also ran a farm. He died in 1965 at the age of 70 in Jamestown, New York
13. Art Fletcher – Arthur Fletcher was an American shortstop, manager and coach in Major League Baseball. Fletcher was associated with two New York City baseball dynasties, the Giants of John McGraw as a player, born in Collinsville, Illinois, he batted and threw right-handed, stood 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 170 pounds. Fletcher came to the Giants in 1909 after only one season of minor league experience and he played in four World Series while performing for McGraw. Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in the midst of the 1920 season, he retired after the 1922 campaign with 1,534 hits, Fletcher is the Giants career leader in being hit by pitches and ranks 21st on the MLB career list for the same statistic. In 1923 he replaced Kaiser Wilhelm as manager of the seventh-place Phillies and led the club through four losing seasons, in October 1926, he was replaced by Stuffy McInnis. On a tragic note, he served as the manager of Yankees for the last 11 games of the 1929 season when Huggins,50, was fatally stricken with erysipelas. Fletcher won six of those 11 games, to compile a career major league managing record of 237-383, Fletcher retired after the 1945 season and died from a heart attack in 1950 in Los Angeles California, at the age of 65. Arthur Fletcher Field, located in Collinsville, Illinois, is named for him, the field is home of the Collinsville High School Kahoks, the Collinsville Miners American Legion team, and the Collinsville Herr Travelers junior legion team. List of Major League Baseball career stolen bases leaders Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference The Dead Ball Era
14. Marv Goodwin – Marvin Mardo Goodwin, was a professional baseball player who was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1916 to 1925. He would play for the Washington Senators, St. Louis Cardinals, Goodwin was known for throwing the spitball, and he was one of the 17 pitchers allowed to continue throwing the pitch after it was outlawed in 1920. Goodwin was a pilot in World War I, and died after the war from injuries sustained in a flight while a member of the Army Air Service Reserve. He is believed to have been the first professional athlete killed as a result of a plane crash, Goodwin was born and raised in Gordonsville, Virginia, and graduated from high school there. He attended college for two years in New London, Connecticut, and later took a position as an operator with the Chesapeake. Goodwin became a baseball star with the semipro team in his hometown. In 1916, Goodwin pitched for the Martinsburg Blue Sox of the Class D Blue Ridge League, starting and completing 31 games with a record of 19-12, with 10 shutouts. His major league debut came in September of that year, when he appeared 3 times in relief for Washington, pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up 2 earned runs. Goodwin started the 1917 season with the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association, with the Cardinals his record for the season was 6-4 with a 2.21 ERA. In December 1917, Goodwin joined the United States Army, being unmarried and with no dependents, he told the Cardinals he was sure to be drafted, so he enlisted in order to join the aviation corps. He was stationed in Texas, where he completed his training. He was preparing to deploy to France when the war ended in November 1918, after the war, Goodwin rejoined the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1919 his record was 11-9 with a 2.51 ERA, for 1921 and 1922 he split time between the Cardinals and their farm club, the Houston Buffaloes of the Texas League, and then spent all of the 1923 and 1924 seasons with Houston. In May 1924, Goodwin became player-manager of the Houston club, late in the 1925 season he was sold to the Cincinnati Reds, he appeared in 4 games for the Reds, compiling a 0-2 record with a 4.79 ERA. His final major appearance came on the final day of the season, when he pitched a complete game in the first half of a doubleheader. Two weeks after his appearance with the Reds, Goodwin crash landed his airplane at Ellington Field on October 18,1925. The accident occurred during an exercise when he was performing reserve duty with the United States Army Air Service. Goodwin experienced a tailspin about 200 feet in the air and he was hospitalized with serious injuries including two broken legs
15. Hank Gowdy – Henry Morgan Gowdy was an American professional baseball catcher, first baseman, manager and coach who played in the major leagues for the New York Giants and the Boston Braves. He was best known for being the first active major leaguer to enlist for service in World War I, Gowdy made his major league debut for John McGraws New York Giants in 1910, before being traded to the Boston the next year. He didnt have playing time, and spent the majority of the 1913 season with the Buffalo Bisons in the International League. In 1914, Gowdy became the Braves regular catcher in a year saw them go from last to first in two months, becoming the first team to win a pennant after being in last place on the Fourth of July. In the 1914 World Series, he had a.545 batting average, including the home run of the series. Gowdy saw more playing time in subsequent seasons, but when World War I broke out and he saw considerable action in France with the 166th Infantry Regiment of the Ohio National Guard, including some of the worst trench fighting in the war. When he returned in 1919, he got his old job as a catcher back, in 1925, the Giants released him. Four years later, he made a comeback with Braves, albeit very limited playing time. He then became a coach with the Giants, Braves, later he left his coaching job to serve as a captain in World War II at the age of 53. Hes believed to be the only baseball player to serve in both wars. In a seventeen-year major league career, Gowdy played in 1,050 games and he ended his career with a.975 fielding percentage. Gowdy twice led the National League in caught stealing percentage and his 52. 58% career caught stealing percentage ranks him sixth in major league history. Gowdys reputation as a stand out is enhanced because of the era in which he played. When the United States entered World War II, Gowdy enlisted again at the age of 53, in December 1944, he returned to Fort Benning, where he served as Chief Athletic Officer. The baseball field at Fort Benning bears his name and he returned to coaching in 1946 with the Reds, and he even served as manager for four games at the end of the season. By 1948, he had retired from baseball, Gowdy has the record for most unsuccessful Hall of Fame induction attempts, without ever have been enshrined in the Hall. While current custom limits the times a player can appear on the ballot to 15, Gowdy received votes 17 years, Gowdy died at his home in Columbus, Ohio at age 76. Gowdy Field in Columbus is named in his honor, Hank Gowdy at the SABR Bio Project, by Carol McMains and Frank Ceresi
16. George Jackson (baseball) – Over his major league career, he compiled a.285 batting average with 85 runs scored,158 hits,24 doubles, seven triples, four home runs,73 runs batted in, and 34 stolen bases in 152 games played. Jacksons professional career started in the leagues with the Jackson Senators. The majority of Jacksons career was spent in the minor leagues, in 1911, he broke into the major leagues as a member of the Boston Rustlers. He spent parts of the two seasons with the Boston National League club. In 1913, Jackson was sent-down the minor leagues, from there, he played with the Buffalo Bisons, Fort Worth Panthers, San Antonio Bronchos, Shreveport Gassers, Beaumont Exporters, Tyler Trojans, Greenville Hunters, Laurel Cardinals, El Dorado Lions. Over his career in the minors, Jackson batted.297 with 2,453 hits,443 doubles,74 triples, George Christopher Jackson was born on January 2,1882 in Springfield, Missouri to George R. and Elmyra Jackson of England, and Pennsylvania, respectively. By 1900, the Jackson family was living in Hill County, George C. Jackson worked on his family farm in Blum, Texas at a young age. In his youth, Jackson recalled loving athletics and he stated that whenever he had any down-time, he would throw a baseball against his barn and catch it, or play a pick-up game with the farm hands. According The Washington Post, Jackson displayed an ability to catch the baseball in his youth. He would use a branch as a baseball bat. Jackson played with the Blum amateur baseball team when he was young and he was given the carfare it took to get to the ballpark by his manager in exchange for playing. Jackson worked as an acrobat at the age of 18 and he had five siblings, brothers William, Kennith, and Robert, and sisters Lula, and Elmyra. Jacksons professional baseball career started in 1906 as a pitcher for the Jackson Senators of the Class-D Jackson Senators. As a member of the Senators, Jackson played with past, and future Major League Baseball players Harry Betts, Orth Collins, Bill Dammann, Tom Gettinger, Billy Kinloch, Jack Ryan, and Elmer Steele. Jackson compiled a record of 1–2 with 20 hits allowed,16 runs allowed, in 1907, Jackson was discovered by the Dallas Giants of the Class-C Texas League whose management had heard of Jackson through the local newspapers, which described him as a wonderful ball player. The Giants signed Jackson, and farmed him out to the Lake Charles Creoles of the Class-D Gulf Coast League, Jackson was the only player on the Lake Charles club to ever go on to play in the MLB. On the season, Jackson batted.281 with 43 hits, six doubles, in 1908, the Dallas Giants, who had farmed Jackson out to the Lake Charles Creoles a year prior, asked him to report to the Dallas club. That season, he was used as an outfielder, Jackson batted.242 with 53 hits,11 doubles, three triples, and one home run in 74 games played
17. Otis Johnson (baseball) – Otis L. Johnson was a Major League Baseball shortstop. Johnson played for the New York Highlanders in 1911, in 71 career games, he had 49 hits in 209 at-bats, with 36 RBIs. He batted right and left and threw right-handed, Johnson was born in Fowler, Indiana, and died in Johnson City, New York
18. Rankin Johnson Sr. – Adam Rankin Tex Johnson Sr. was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. His son, Rankin Johnson, Jr. was also a Major League pitcher and his father was the Civil War military leader Stovepipe Johnson He began his professional career with the Austin Senators of the Texas League in 1908. His best season pitching was in 1916 with the Fort Worth Panthers of the Texas League and his record was 15-12 in 35 appearances that year. Later in his league career he was a player/coach for four seasons. His last professional season was in 1926 for the Chambersburg Maroons of the Blue Ridge League, career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference
19. Walt Kuhn (baseball) – Charles Walter Walt Kuhn, known also as Red Kuhn, was a professional baseball player. During his playing career, Kuhn, a catcher, played three seasons in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. Over those three years, he compiled an average of.205 with 25 runs scored,55 hits, nine doubles. The majority of Kuhns career was spent in the minor leagues, Kuhn was born in Fresno, California, and educated in Louisville, Kentucky. He started is career in 1908 at the age of 18. During his playing career, Kuhn stood at 5 feet 7 inches and he broke into the major leagues in 1912. His last MLB season would be 1914, after playing for various minor league clubs, Kuhn was drafted into the United States Armed Forces during World War I. However, Kuhn never saw combat due to the loss of his right eye, the injury also meant the end of his professional baseball career. Kuhn died in 1935 in his home-town of Fresno, Kuhn was born on February 2,1887 in Fresno, California to Charles, and Irene of Kentucky, and Iowa, respectively. Charles Kuhn worked as a day laborer in Fresno, Walt Kuhn had a sibling, Roy, who would also play professional baseball. Walt Kuhn attended high school in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1905, Kuhn joined the minor league Fresno California League club. On that team, he played with former, and future major league players Frank Chance, Roy Hitt, Pete Lohman, Judge Nagle, Kuhns statistics for that season were not kept. For the next two seasons, Kuhn would not appear in professional baseball and he returned in 1908 with the minor league San Francisco Orphans, and Fresno Tigers of the independent California League. Combined between the two teams, he batted.264 with 23 hits in 29 games played, in 1909, Kuhn re-signed with the Fresno club, who changed their name to the Raisin Growers. During the season, his contract was sold to the Minneapolis Millers of the Class-A American Association, however, he was farmed out to the Fresno club for the remainder of the season. Kuhn batted.258 with 119 hits,23 hits,23 doubles and he finished the season tied for fourth in doubles, and tied for fifth in home runs. After the season, it was reported that the Major League Baseball New York Highlanders were interested in purchasing Kuhn for the price of US$2,000, however, New York failed to reach an agreement with Fresno. Kuhn again played with the Fresno California League team in 1910, in February 1911, Kuhn signed with the Portland Beavers of the Class-A Pacific Coast League
20. Bill Louden – William P. Baldy Louden, was an American baseball player. He played professional baseball from 1906 to 1920, including six years in Major League Baseball as an infielder with the New York Highlanders, Detroit Tigers, Buffalo Buffeds and he appeared in 603 major league games and compiled a.261 batting average and a.355 on-base percentage. Louden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1883, Louden was acquired by the New York Yankees in August 1907 and made his major league debut the following month. He appeared in 11 games with the Yankees and compiled a.111 batting average, after his brief tryout with New York, Louden spent the next four years in the minor leagues with the Montreal Royals in 1908 and the Newark Indians from 1909 to 1911. Louden returned to the leagues in 1912 with the Detroit Tigers. He appeared in 122 games for the 1912 Tigers, including 87 at second base and 26 at third base and he led the American Leagues second basemen with a 5.61 range factor —0.86 points higher than the league average for second basemen. He remained with the Tigers in 1913, appearing in 76 games with a.241 batting average, in 1914, Louden jumped to the Buffalo Buffeds of the newly formed Federal League. He appeared in 126 games in 1914 as Buffalos regular shortstop and he ranked among the Federal Leagues leaders in 1914 with a.313 batting average, a.391 on-base percentage, and 35 stolen bases. The following year, he appeared in 141 games for Buffalo, when the Federal League folded in 1916, Louden moved to the Cincinnati Reds. He appeared in 134 games,108 at second base and 23 at shortstop and he led the National League second basemen with a.968 fielding percentage. He also had a factor of 5.40 —0.66 points higher than the National League average for second basemen. In February 1917, Louden was traded to Kansas City, Louden finished his professional baseball career in 1920 as a player-manager of the Martinsburg Mountaineers in the Blue Ridge League. After retiring from baseball, Louden settled in Piedmont, West Virginia and he died in 1935 at age 52 in Piedmont