Kitty Bransfield

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Kitty Bransfield
First baseman
Born: (1875-01-07)January 7, 1875
Worcester, Massachusetts
Died: May 1, 1947(1947-05-01) (aged 72)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 22, 1898, for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1911, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .270
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 637
Stolen bases 175

William Edward Bransfield (January 7, 1875 in Worcester, Massachusetts – May 1, 1947 in Worcester, Massachusetts), was a professional baseball player who played first base in the major leagues from 1906 to 1914. He would play for the Boston Beaneaters, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago Cubs.

Playing career[edit]

Bransfield played a season of semipro baseball with a team in Grafton in 1897. After a brief major league stint with Boston in 1898, Bransfield returned to the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1901. He played four seasons with the team, most notably serving as the Pirates first baseman in 1903, the year in which the team lost the inaugural World Series to Boston.[1] He subsequently played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs.[1]

Later life[edit]

After his playing career, Bransfield spent time as an umpire, scout and manager. He managed the Montreal club briefly,[1] then umpired in the Eastern and New England Leagues from 1915 to 1921. He was then signed as a scout for the Chicago Cubs for the 1922 season.[2] In 1923, he managed the Waterbury club in the New England League.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Kitty Bransfield, Famous Catcher, Dies". Lewiston Evening Journal. May 2, 1947. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Signs as Scout for Cubs". The New York Times. December 7, 1921. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 

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