Bris Lord

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Bris Lord
Bris Lord.jpg
Bris Lord with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1911
Born: (1883-09-21)September 21, 1883
Upland, Pennsylvania
Died: November 13, 1964(1964-11-13) (aged 81)
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1905, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1913, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .256
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 236

Bristol Robotham Lord (born September 21, 1883 – November 13, 1964) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Naps, Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Braves in part of eight seasons spanning 1905–1913. He was born in Upland, Pennsylvania.

Lord is best known for the deal that sent him to the Athletics in 1910. By then, owner/manager Connie Mack claimed that Lord was essential in their subsequent pennant-winning seasons, even though he was not near the equal of what Mack traded to get him –namely, Shoeless Joe Jackson–, who would go on to hit .408 in his rookie season of 1911 and finish his career with the third highest batting average of all time.

After his playing career, Lord managed several minor league teams, owned a car dealership in partnership with his brother, and also owned a pool hall in Chester, Pennsylvania. He then worked at the Delaware County juvenile home in Upland before retiring in the mid-1950s.

Lord died in Prince Frederick, Maryland on November 13, 1964. He was buried at Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Pennsylvania.

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