Dick Blaisdell

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Dick Blaisdell
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Born: (1862-06-18)June 18, 1862
Bradford, Massachusetts
Died: August 20, 1886(1886-08-20) (aged 24)
Malden, Massachusetts
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
July 9, 1884, for the Kansas City Cowboys
Last MLB appearance
July 14, 1884, for the Kansas City Cowboys
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–3
Earned run average 8.65
Strikeouts 8

Howard Carleton Blaisdell (June 18, 1862 – August 20, 1886) was a starting pitcher for the Kansas City Cowboys of the Union Association during the 1884 season.[1]

Blaisdell pitched for the Fort Wayne Hoosiers of the Northwestern League (1883) and Lynn of the Massachusetts State Association (1884) before joining the Cowboys. He posted a 0–3 record with an 8.65 ERA in 26 innings of work for Kansas City, who finished 11th with a 16–63 mark. Though he was not successful as a pitcher, Blaisdell hit .313 (5-for-16) with a double and one run, a bright spot for a team which hit for a .199 average.[2]

In 1885, Blaisdell pitched for the Haverhill club of the New England League. A year later he died in Malden, Massachusetts, at the age of 24.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ The Great Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Major League Baseball – David Nemec. Publisher: University of Alabama Press, 2006. Format: Hardcover, 864pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-8173-1499-7
  3. ^ Baseball-Reference.com