September 14, 1853|
|Died: March 9, 1890
|May 2, 1878, for the Milwaukee Grays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 20, 1882, for the Pittsburg Alleghenys|
While playing in the minor leagues in 1884, Goodman was beaned by a pitch. After the head trauma, he became mentally unbalanced and suffered from palsy, ending his baseball career. He died of complications related to his injury at the age of 36, on March 6, 1890.
- McKenna, Brian. Early exits: the premature endings of baseball careers, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, p. 195. ISBN 0-8108-5858-4
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