Silver Flint

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Silver Flint
Silver Flint baseball card.jpg
Silver Flint baseball card
Born: (1855-08-03)August 3, 1855
Died: January 14, 1892(1892-01-14) (aged 36)
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 1875, for the St. Louis Red Stockings
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 1889, for the Chicago White Stockings
MLB statistics
Batting average.236
Home runs21
Runs batted in295

Frank Sylvester "Silver" Flint (August 3, 1855 – January 14, 1892) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. He played 13 seasons of major league baseball for the St. Louis Red Stockings, Indianapolis Blues and Chicago White Stockings.


Flint began his career at age 19 with the St. Louis Red Stockings of the National Association, and he played one year for the Indianapolis Blues before joining the Chicago White Stockings in 1879, where he would remain for the rest of his playing career, eleven seasons almost exclusively as a catcher.

In his first season with the White Stockings, Flint and Cap Anson split duties piloting the team, which finished 5–12 under Flint and 41–21 under Anson. That was Flint's only opportunity as field manager.

Flint married Eva de la Motta, the ex-wife of minstrel show performer Lew Benedict, in 1879.[1][2] Flint died in Chicago of tuberculosis in 1892.[3]

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  1. ^ Mrs. Flint's Suit, Saint Paul Daily Globe, January 4, 1891.
  2. ^ Crime and Casualty, Adams County Union, May 24, 1894, p. 6.
  3. ^ "Silver" Flint Dead: Remarkable Record of the Celebrated Ball Player, The New York Times, January 16, 1892.

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