Bris Lord with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1911
September 21, 1883|
|Died: November 13, 1964
Prince Frederick, Maryland
|April 21, 1905, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1913, for the Boston Braves|
|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.
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