Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Elton Chamberlain 1891

Switch Pitcher Elton Chamberlain

The Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, Kansas) 19 Sep 1891

The famous pitcher, Elton Chaberlain, who is a present causing the sphere
to gyrate in a puzzling manner for the Athletics of Philadelphia, on e of the best clubs in the American association, is a native of Warsaw, N.Y. There it was that the now well know knight of the diamond first saw daylight some twenty-four years ago.

After the usual amateur apprenticeship, Chamberlain commenced to play ball for the almighty dollar in 1885 with the Hamilton (Ont.) club. The next year he jumped into the Southern league and twirled the leather for Macon, Ga. His work with Louisville in 1887 brought him considerable of a reputation, which was greatly increased, when, in 1888, his pitching very materially assisted St. Louis to win the American association pennant.

After another season with St. Louis Barr pitched for Columbus. He is one of the few ambidextrous pitchers in the baseball business. One of his best games was pitched June 7, this season, when Columbus only made one hit during the game.

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