June 7, 1863|
North Girard, Pennsylvania
|Died: January 10, 1952
|June 19, 1884, for the Buffalo Bisons|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1902, for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||657|
During the 1904 season, Bones Ely along with his brother Ben Ely purchased the Portland Browns of the Pacific Coast League. Bones Ely managed 33 games that season before resigning his position on May 16. The Ely brothers sold their shares of the team to Walter McCredie and William Wallace McCredie before the end of the season.
- "Bones Ely". Retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2006-11-29.
- "Elys Control Browns; Agreement Completed Giving Them Option On Stock". The Oregonian. January 26, 1903. p. 5.
- "Dugdale Is Coming". The Oregonian. May 17, 1904. p. 9.
- "Remnant Of Browns Return; Portland Baseball Players Will Scatter Friday for the Winter". The Oregonian. November 30, 1904. p. 4.
- "William Frederick "Bones" Ely". FindAGrave.com. Retrieved 2006-11-29.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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