Harry Croft

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Harry Croft
Outfielder / Second baseman
Born: (1875-08-01)August 1, 1875
Chicago, Illinois
Died: December 1, 1933(1933-12-01) (aged 58)
Oak Park, Illinois
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 19, 1899, for the Louisville Colonels
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1901, for the Chicago Orphans
MLB statistics
Games 7
At Bats 21
Hits 5
Batting average .238

Henry T. "Harry" Croft (August 1, 1875 – December 11, 1933) was a professional baseball player from 1899 to 1901, playing for three Major League teams: the Chicago Orphans, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Louisville Colonels.


Harry Croft was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 1, 1875. He attended Niagara University and played baseball for the university.[1][2] He was drafted by the Louisville Colonels in the 1898 rule 5 draft.[3]

Croft had his professional baseball debut at age 23 on May 19, 1899 with the Louisville Colonels. He played two games as an outfielder with the Colonels before being released in July 1899.[4] He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies on July 26, 1899 as a free agent,[4] and played second base in 2 games for the Phillies in the 1899 season.[5] He played for the Chicago Orphans in his second and last season (1901), playing in three (3) games in the outfield during the season, with his final game on September 24, 1901.[6]

Croft died on December 11, 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois. He is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.


  1. ^ "Niagara University" (PDF). Collegiate Baseball Committee Newsletter. 04 (1). Society for American Baseball Research. February 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Niagara University". ncaa-baseball.com. 9 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Harry Croft Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Transactions in 1899". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Harry Croft Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Batters With Final Year in 1901". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-07.