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- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
At the time, the man was listed simply as Eland. Little was known of this player except that he played in the Marylands' first game of the season - one they lost, but then they lost all six games they played.
The inability to find any other information about this player made researchers suspect that there had been a mistake in the transcription of his name: the word usually refers to a type of African antelope and is quite unusual as a surname, being absent from Census records of the time. There was however a man named "Ehlen" (also spelled "Ehlan", who was a ballplayer in the 1870s. Two brothers, William and Frederick Ehlen, were ballplayers around the appropriate time, and Fred later appeared in an old-timers' game played by local players. The evidence is that Fred is the man who played the game.
- "Antelope Hunting", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, November/December 2014, p. 1.