Saturday, January 25, 2014

Unknown Franklin, 1884

Unknown Franklin, 1884 Washington Nationals. One game, center field, 2 total chances, 2 putouts. Born in, at, died at, date, buried at, height, weight, bats, throws – Unknown.

The 1884 Nationals also had an Unknown McRemer in the outfield and 26 other players with Unknown height, weight, bats, throws. Fifty-one players took the field for the Nationals that year. Stability was not the team’s hallmark.

Most games by position:

C Chris Fulmer (34)

1B Phil Baker (39)

2B Tom Evers (109)

3B Jerry McCormick (38)

SS Jim Halpin (39)

LF Harry Moore (102)

CF Phil Baker (32)

RF Fred Tenney (26)

Harry Moore batted .336 that year, the only year he played in the majors.

Hugh Daily pitched in two games for the Nationals. Of Daily, the Biographical Encyclopedia says: "Hugh Daily lacked a hand and a personality. He lost his left hand in an accident and was surly and uncommunicative and had no friends among teammates or fans. When he left baseball he disappeared completely. What he did, where he lived, and when he died remain a mystery." - The Biographical Encyclopedia (2000)

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