Grave Story: Ed Williamson (1857-1894)

(Editor's note: This article was co-written with Paul Proia of Mighty Casey Baseball. I'm grateful for his help, and if you enjoy early baseball history his website is a must-read.) Ed Williamson is most famous for setting the major league single season home run record in 1884 when he hit 27 homers for the National … Continue reading Grave Story: Ed Williamson (1857-1894)

SABR completes Ed Williamson Grave Marker Project

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) 19th Century Grave Marker Project completed its latest grave marker installation on Saturday, November 6. We held a dedication ceremony in Rosehill Cemetery to honor 19th Century home run king Ed Williamson (also known as Ned Williamson). There is a full story about Ed's life and times available … Continue reading SABR completes Ed Williamson Grave Marker Project

Grave Story: Fred Waterman (1845-1899)

Here lies Fred Waterman, the third baseman on the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball’s first openly professional team. He also had a productive career in baseball before and after the Red Stockings. Sadly, he died in poverty and largely forgotten in the city where he helped make baseball history. Waterman played in the National Association … Continue reading Grave Story: Fred Waterman (1845-1899)