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 Hallstrom (1863-1949)

(This article originally appeared on the Hall of Very Good.) Here lies Charlie “The Swedish Wonder” Hallstrom, the first Sweden-born major-league baseball player. He pitched one game for the 1885 Providence Grays. In 1885, it was fairly common for teams to use a two-manpitching staff. It was also fairly common for pitchers to blow their … Continue reading Grave Story: Charlie Hallstrom (1863-1949)