Grave Story: Fred Cone (1848-1909)

Here lies Fred Cone, an outfielder who played in the first season of the first ever professional baseball league. He was a pioneer in another sense as well; he was one of the earliest players to complain that baseball just wasn’t as good as it was back in his day. Cone played for the Boston … Continue reading Grave Story: Fred Cone (1848-1909)

Grave Story: Charlie Buffinton (1861-1907)

(Editor’s note: I want to thank my Instagram friend Graveside Historian for sending me these pics. Follow their work at http://www.instagram.com/gravesidehistorian.) 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)