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Tigers rookie pitcher Bun Troy has taken his bun and gone home after losing his big league debut. He blames poor support from his teammates and says he just wants to play minor league ball.
Troy never pitches in the major leagues again.
Killed in France while serving with the US Army during WW1.
If he quit playing today, Placido Polanco would have the record for highest fielding % over a career at both second base and third base.
Do people know about this? I'm thinking that's pretty impressive.
CF/Manager: Tom Brown
Joseph A. Cross
born Joseph Kirz
Born January 6, 1858 in Chicago, IL USA ...
Joe Cross was the eldest son of the Cross family that gave baseball three major leaguers: Lave, Amos and Frank. The family patriarch, Joseph Kirz (or Kriz) was from Bohemia and emigrated to the United States with his wife Mary just before Joe's birth in Chicago, IL. The family moved to Milwaukee, WI, before settling in Cleveland, OH, where the brothers learned to play baseball.
Joe was a semi-pro player around Cleveland, playing for the Cleveland Forest Citys and Cleveland Graphics starting around 1879 and into the 1880s. He played for Altoona in 1887, as a pitcher.
What is most interesting about Joe is that he was likely a major leaguer - albeit for a brief stint.
Amos C. Cross
born Emile Kriz
Born February, 1860 in Milwaukee, WI USA ...
Amos Cross was the older brother of Lave Cross, with whom he split the Louisville Colonels catcher's spot, a feat accomplished by few brother combinations in baseball history.
Amos was long listed as having been born in what later became Czechoslovakia, but in fact, he was born in Milwaukee, WI soon after his parents emigrated to the United States. His brothers Lave and Frank Cross were also born there, while the family's oldest brother Joe, who was also a baseball player, was born in Chicago, IL.
Lafayette Napoleon Cross
born Vratislav Kriz
Born May 12, 1866 in Milwaukee, WI USA
Frank Atwell Cross
Born January 20, 1873 in Cleveland, OH USA
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