John Humphries (baseball)
November 12, 1861|
North Gower, Ontario
|Died: November 29, 1933
|July 2, 1883, for the New York Gothams|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 1, 1884, for the Washington Nationals|
|Runs batted in||6|
John Henry Humphries (Major League Baseball player who played for the New York Gothams and the Washington Nationals. Despite being left-handed, Humphries played catcher, a position dominated by right-handed players. He also played outfield and first base. Humphries was the father of the poet Rolfe Humphries, who mentioned him in his poem "Polo Grounds."November 12, 1861 – November 29, 1933 ) was a
New York Gothams
In 1885 Humphries batted only .094 with six hits and two RBIs in 20 games. In his two seasons with the Gothams, Humphries batted .105 with 18 hits one double and six runs batted in and played 49 games.
He would continue to play baseball in Minor League Baseball for three seasons after playing for the Nationals. Humphries would also manage two teams in the Minors. The first was the Rochester Flour Cities in 1885 and the second was the Syracuse Stars in 1902.