Grave Story: Charlie Harding (1891-1971)

Here lies Charlie Harding, whose sole appearance in the major leagues came as a relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers on September 18, 1913. He was the second Tigers pitcher to make his first—and last— appearance in the majors that day. Charles Harding was born on January 3, 1891 in Nashville, Tenn. His first year … Continue reading Grave Story: Charlie Harding (1891-1971)

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Grave Story: Charlie Buffinton (1861-1907)

(Editor’s note: I want to thank my Instagram friend Cadavra Scientist for sending me these pics. Follow their work at http://www.instagram.com/cadavrascientist.) Here lies Charlie Buffinton, one of the greatest pitchers of 19th Century baseball and, you could argue, one of the best pitchers not currently a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Buffinton … Continue reading Grave Story: Charlie Buffinton (1861-1907)

Grave Story: Rube Waddell (1876-1914)

LOST--ONE BASEBALL PLAYER: PITCHER by inclination; apparently sound in wind and limb, and answers to the name of "Rube." Address all communications to Connie Mack, manager Philadelphia American League ball club, present keeper.The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Ill.), August 10, 1902. Here lies Rube Waddell, one of the most dominating pitchers in the game — when … Continue reading Grave Story: Rube Waddell (1876-1914)