Comings & Goings (Double-Header Edition)

Happy Birthday today to Abraham Lincoln Wolstenholme, born on March 4 1861 in Philadelphia, to some parents who were pretty happy about Lincoln being President, I guess.

Abe played three games with the Philadelphia Quakers in 1883, (their first season,) two games as a catcher and one in the outfield. He made three errors in eleven chances as a catcher, which maybe explains his move to the outfield, where he had no chances. He got one hit, a double, in eleven plate appearances. No walks, no strikeouts, no rbi.

Philadelphia Quakers 1886 (Doesn't seem to be an 1883 picture available.)

Philadelphia Quakers 1886 (Doesn’t seem to be an 1883 picture available.)

Fifty-five years later, on March 4, 1916, Abe passed away, also in Philadelphia.

Good game, Abe.

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