Erasmus Arlington Pond
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.
- School Norwich University, University of Vermont
- High School Rutland High School
- Debut July 4, 1895
- Final Game July 6, 1898
- Born January 19, 1873 in Saugus, MA USA
- Died September 19, 1930 in Cebu, Philippines
Arlie Pond was a success in the major leagues, but became famous as a humanitarian (and apparently wealthy) during decades spent in the Philippines.
Pond was named for his uncle, who was a doctor named Erasmus Arlington Pond. Arlie pitched a no-hitter against Yale University while in college, and was also active in college as a musician and on the football team. He was a teammate of Bert Abbey in college, and both were top pitchers. He finished medical school before he signed a pro baseball contract. Three years later, he was cut from the team at a time when the team needed to cut expenses.
He then joined the Army and was involved as a surgeon in the Spanish-American War. After the war he became quite prominent in the Philippines, where he founded a hospital for lepers. He went back into the military during World War I. Afterwards he engaged in the private practice of medicine and had other business ventures. He died in the Philippines in 1930.
He is the only major leaguer to bear the name "Erasmus".
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1896 & 1897)