William Hyndman

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William S. Hyndman

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 150 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

William Hyndman had his brief major league playing record wrongly attributed to another professional player of the same name.

A player named "Hyndman" pitched one game for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1886, suffering a loss and being moved to the outfield after two inefficient innings. This man was listed for years in records as "James Harvey Hyndman", a minor league player of the time originally from Canada, but in fact, it was a different Hyndman who played for the Athletics. William S. Hyndman was from Pennsylvania and had pitched for a team in Wilkes-Barre, PA before joining the A's, a fact noted by contemporary newspapers. He continued to live in the state after his brief career, passing away in 1920 in Philadelphia, PA.

Further Reading[edit]

  • "William Hyndman", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Committee Report, SABR, March/April 2014, p. 2.

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