Ed Haigh

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Edward E. Haigh

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Ed Haigh had one game in the majors, and Sporting Life (August 20, 1892, quoting the Louisville Courier-Journal) was very tough on him:

" 'Von der Ahe had another phenomenon out -- one Haigh, who took Caruthers' place in right field. He came from Germantown, Pa., and had better return on the first train. When he first went out, he walked clear over to the rightfield fence. Probably he had an idea that Brown was going to knock the ball out of the lot and wanted to be where he could jump over and catch the ball before it hit the ground. 'Grandma' Gore, however, by much per­suasion, got him to come in about twenty yards. Haigh tried to stop three hits and suc­ceeded in holding one. He accidentally made a hit and it was a regular comedy to see him on the bases. At second he grew real bold and would dash off about five yards and then quickly turn and leap for the bag. Jennings ran around him once and he nearly had a fit scrambling for the base. It is doubtful if Haigh could steal a base if he was alone in a ten-acre field. The crowd was deliriously anxious to see him try to catch a fly, but none came his way.' At last accounts Mr. Von der Ahe had sent the young man home."

He also played for the Reading Actives in 1892.

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