Fred Cone (baseball)

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Fred Cone
Fred Cone.jpg
Left fielder
Born: May 1848 (1848-05)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: April 13, 1909(1909-04-13) (aged 60)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 5, 1871, for the Boston Red Stockings
Last MLB appearance
September 9, 1871, for the Boston Red Stockings
MLB statistics
Batting average .260
Runs scored 17
Runs batted in 16
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Rockford Forest Citys (1868–1870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Boston Red Stockings (1871)

Joseph Frederick Cone (May 1848 – April 13, 1909) was an American Major League Baseball player for the 1871 Boston Red Stockings.

Born in Rockford, Illinois, Cone was the first baseman for the Rockford Forest Citys in 1868 and 1869 before moving to the outfield in 1870. He signed with the Boston Red Stockings in 1871. In his only major league season, he batted .260 with 16 runs batted in.[1][2]

Cone later became a hotel clerk. He died of apoplexy in Chicago.[3]


  1. ^ "Fred Cone Statistics and History". Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Morris, Peter (2012). Base Ball Pioneers, 1850-1870. McFarland. p. 230.
  3. ^ Batesel, Paul (2012). Players and Teams of the National Association, 1871-1875. McFarland. p. 43.

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