Grave Story: Charlie Guth (1856-1883)

Here lies Charlie Guth, who pitched one game for the Chicago White Stockings in 1880. His grave is unmarked, but this is approximately the location of Section A, Lot 246.  Charlie Guth and members of his wife's family are in an unmarked grave in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. There’s more information about Guth’s stint in … Continue reading Grave Story: Charlie Guth (1856-1883)

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)