Juice Latham

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Juice Latham
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First baseman
Born: (1852-09-06)September 6, 1852
Utica, New York
Died: May 26, 1914(1914-05-26) (aged 61)
Utica, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1875, for the Boston Red Stockings
Last MLB appearance
October 11, 1884, for the Louisville Eclipse
MLB statistics
Batting average .247
Runs scored 209
RBIs 101
Teams
As player
As manager

George Warren "Juice" Latham[1] (September 6, 1852 – May 26, 1914), also known as "Jumbo" Latham, was an American Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. In his career, he played for five different teams in five seasons, while managing two of them.[2]

Career[edit]

Latham was born on September 16, 1852, in Utica, New York, and is credited as the first major league player from that town.[3] He first played in professional organized baseball in 1875 for two teams in the National Association, the Boston Red Stockings, and the New Haven Elm Citys.[2]

In 1877 and 1878, he was the first baseman and manager of the Canadian team, the London Tecumsehs of the International Association of Professional Base Ball Players.

He was still playing baseball as late as 1894 when he was playing first base for a team from Richfield Springs, New York.[4] Latham died at the age of 61 in his hometown of Utica.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juice Latham's Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jumbo Latham's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Mowhawk Valley Hall of Fame". uticaod.net. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Throngs Are At Richfield; Many Are The Familiar Faces At This Watering Place". The New York Times, July 15, 1894, Wednesday. July 15, 1894. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 

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