Charlie Hilsey

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Charles T. Hilsey

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Charlie Hilsey, a Philadelphia amateur player, came to the majors with the Philadelphia Quakers in 1883 and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1884. He was 19 when he made his debut. He also did some pitching in independent ball, including with the 1897 Shamokin Maroons, for whom he went 13-6. The young Cupid Childs was also on that team.

" Hilsey, of the West Phila­delphia amateur Werntz nine, pitched for the home nine and he completely mystified the big hitters in the early stages of the game. The Chicagos made but two hits in the first four innings and five of their ten hits were made in the last two innings. Hilsey has a very swift delivery, and a curve that is not perceptible to the batsman at all, almost all his balls curving within a few feet of the plate. He is cool-headed and not easily rattled." - Sporting Life, October 1, 1883 about Charlie's first major league game, played Sept. 27

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