Joe Gunson

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Joseph Brook Gunson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 6", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Gunson, from Philadelphia, PA, played for five major league teams in four years, mostly at catcher. With the Baltimore Orioles in 1892 he backed up Wilbert Robinson; Robinson was in 87 games at catcher while Gunson was in 67.

After his major league days he played for several years in the Eastern League and in the Atlantic League.

A sketch of his face and upper body was featured on p. 1 of Sporting Life, July 24, 1889, with the caption "J.B. Gunson, The Rising Young Catcher of the Kansas City Club".

He umpired a total of three major league games - one in the American Association in 1889 and two in the National League in 1892.

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