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)

Grave Story: Russ McKelvy (1854-1915)

Here lies Russ McKelvy, an early two-way baseball player who played parts of two seasons in two different leagues. McKelvy was an outfielder and pitcher for the Indianapolis Blues of the National League (1878) and the Pittsburgh Allegheneys of the American Association (1882). Russell Errett McKelvy was born on September 8, 1854 in Swissville, Pa. … Continue reading Grave Story: Russ McKelvy (1854-1915)