Art Ball

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Art Ball
Born: April 1876 (1876-04)
Kentucky, United States
Died: December 26, 1915(1915-12-26) (aged 39)
Batted: Unknown Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 1, 1894, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
October 15, 1898, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Games played 33
Hits 16
Batting average .190

Arthur Clark Ball[1] (April 1876 – December 26, 1915) was an American Major League Baseball player from Kentucky. Ball played parts of two seasons in the Majors; one game for the 1894 St. Louis Browns, and 32 games for the 1898 Baltimore Orioles.[2]

After his professional baseball career ended after 1913, he moved to Chicago,[3] where he was a nightwatchman.[4] Ball died at the age of 39 in Chicago of liver cirrhosis and peritonitis with pulmonary tuberculosis,[5] and is interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ "Art Ball's career statistics". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Art Ball's career statistics". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Art Ball's Obituary". The New York Times. 1915-12-28. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  4. ^ "Heading Home". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Too Young To Die". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 

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