Worcester Ruby Legs players

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  1. Buttercup Dickerson

    Buttercup Dickerson


    Lewis Pessano Dickerson (October 11, 1858 – July 23, 1920) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball outfielder. Born in Tyaskin, Maryland, he played a total of seven seasons in the majors, splitting time between eight teams in three different leagues. He is credited as the first Italian-American to play in the majors.

  2. Bill McGunnigle

    Bill McGunnigle


    William Henry McGunnigle (January 1, 1855, Boston, Massachusetts – March 9, 1899, Brockton, Massachusetts) was an American baseball manager for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, Pittsburgh Pirates and Louisville Colonels. He was nicknamed "Gunner" or "Mac" during his playing days.

  3. Arthur Irwin

    Arthur Irwin


    Arthur Albert Irwin (February 14, 1858 – July 16, 1921), nicknamed "Doc", "Sandy", "Cutrate" or "Foxy", was a Canadian-American shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) during the late nineteenth century. He played regularly in the major leagues for eleven years, spending two of those seasons as a player-manager. He played on the 1884 Providence Grays team that won the first interleague series to decide the world champions of baseball. Irwin then served as a major league manager for several years.

  4. Tommy Bond

    Tommy Bond


    Thomas Henry Bond (April 2, 1856 – January 24, 1941) was a Major League Baseball player who was a pitcher and a right fielder a total of ten seasons. A native of Granard, Ireland, he is the first man born in Ireland to play Major League Baseball. Bond was also the last survivor of the National League's first season (1876). Bond played for six teams during his career: the Brooklyn Atlantics (1874), Hartford Dark Blues (1875–1876), Boston Red Caps (1877–1881), Worcester Ruby Legs (1882), Boston Reds (1884), and Indianapolis Hoosiers (1884). He also managed the Worcester team for six games.

  5. Asa Stratton

    Asa Stratton


    Asa Evans Stratton (February 10, 1853 –August 14, 1925) was an American newspaper editor, lawyer, and baseball player who played one game for the Worcester Ruby Legs in 1881.

  6. Fred Mann

    Fred Mann


    Fred J. Mann (April 1, 1858 – April 6, 1916) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball for six seasons, and played for five different teams. He was born in Sutton, Vermont and died at the age of 58 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield.

  7. Billy Taylor

    Billy Taylor


    William Henry "Bollicky Bill" Taylor (1855 – May 14, 1900) was a pitcher, outfielder, and catcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Worcester Ruby Legs, Detroit Wolverines, Cleveland Blues, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, St. Louis Maroons, Philadelphia Athletics, and Baltimore Orioles during the 1880s. Taylor was 5' 11" and weighed 204 lb.

  8. Mike Dorgan

    Mike Dorgan


    Michael Cornelius Dorgan (October 2, 1853 – April 26, 1909) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball, principally as an outfielder, including five seasons and 425 games with the New York Giants from 1883 to 1887. He was also a player-manager for three major league clubs from 1879 to 1881.

  9. Lip Pike

    Lip Pike


    Lipman Emanuel "Lip" Pike (May 25, 1845 – October 10, 1893) the "Iron Batter", was one of the stars of 19th century baseball in the United States. He was one of the first professional players, as well as the first Jewish player. His brother, Israel Pike, played briefly for the Hartford Dark Blues during the 1877 season.

  10. John Clarkson

    John Clarkson


    John Gibson Clarkson (July 1, 1861 – February 4, 1909) was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played from 1882 to 1894. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Clarkson played for the Worcester Ruby Legs (1882), Chicago White Stockings (1884–1887), Boston Beaneaters (1888–1892), and Cleveland Spiders (1892–1894).

  11. Doc Bushong

    Doc Bushong


    Albert John Bushong, D.D.S (September 15, 1856 – August 19, 1908), known as Doc Bushong, was a catcher in Major League Baseball. Bushong also made appearances as an umpire and after his retirement from baseball, he practiced as a dentist. Some sources credit him with the invention of the catcher's mitt.

  12. Candy Nelson

    Candy Nelson


    John W. "Candy" Nelson (March 14, 1849 – September 4, 1910) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. He played 13 seasons between 1872 and 1890 for nine different teams in three different leagues. In 1890, he was the oldest player in the American Association at age 41.

  13. Harry McCormick

    Harry McCormick


    Patrick Henry McCormick (October 25, 1855 – August 8, 1889) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball in 1879, and from 1881 to 1883. McCormick died in his hometown of Syracuse, New York at the age of 33.

  14. Ed Cogswell

    Ed Cogswell


    Edward Cogswell (February 25, 1854 in England – July 27, 1888 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball in the 19th century.

  15. Art Whitney

    Art Whitney


    Arthur Wilson Whitney (January 16, 1858 – August 15, 1943) was an American professional baseball player whose career spanned from 1877 to 1893. He played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball, principally as a third baseman (802 games) and shortstop (168 games), for eight different major league clubs.

  16. Jackie Hayes

    Jackie Hayes


    John J. Hayes (June 27, 1861 – April 25, 1905) was an American Major League Baseball player from Brooklyn, New York, who split most of his playing time between catcher and in center field.

  17. Jake Evans

    Jake Evans


    Uriah L. P. "Bloody Jake" Evans (September 22, 1856 – January 16, 1907) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball from 1879 to 1885. Evans played for the Troy Trojans, Worcester Ruby Legs, Cleveland Blues, and Baltimore Orioles. He was 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and weighed 154 pounds (70 kg).

  18. Hick Carpenter

    Hick Carpenter


    Warren William "Hick" Carpenter (August 16, 1855 – April 18, 1937) was an American Major League Baseball third baseman from Grafton, Massachusetts. He travelled around the National League with several clubs before getting the starting third base job with the Cincinnati Red Stockings of the American Association. He played his entire career at third base, even though he was left-handed, unorthodox even during that era. When the Red Stockings switched over to the National League, Hick left Major League Baseball, but did make a one game comeback with the St. Louis Browns three years later.

  19. Steve Dignan

    Steve Dignan


    Stephen E. Dignan (May 16, 1859 – July 11, 1881) was an American Major League Baseball outfielder from Boston, Massachusetts, who played for the Boston Red Caps and Worcester Ruby Legs during the 1880 season. He died in his hometown of Boston at the age of 22, and is interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery, in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts.

  20. Charlie Bennett

    Charlie Bennett


    Charles Wesley Bennett (November 21, 1854 – February 24, 1927) was an American professional baseball player from 1875 or 1876 through the 1893 season. He played 15 years in Major League Baseball, principally as a catcher, with the Milwaukee Grays (49 games, 1878), Worcester Ruby Legs (51 games, 1880), Detroit Wolverines (625 games, 1881–1888) and Boston Beaneaters (337 games, 1889–1893). He played on four pennant-winning teams, one in Detroit and three in Boston, and is one of only two players (the other being Ned Hanlon) to play with the Detroit Wolverines during all eight seasons of the club's existence.

  21. Frank McLaughlin

    Frank McLaughlin


    Francis Edward McLaughlin (June 19, 1856 – April 5, 1917) was an infielder for Major League Baseball in the 19th century.

  22. Fred Corey

    Fred Corey


    Frederick Harrison Corey (1855 – November 27, 1912) was an American pitcher and third baseman in Major League Baseball in 1878 and from 1880 through 1885, encompassing seven seasons. He played for the Providence Grays, Worcester Ruby Legs, and Philadelphia Athletics. Corey was born in Coventry, Rhode Island, and died in Providence, Rhode Island, and is interred at the North Burial Ground.

  23. Joe Ellick

    Joe Ellick


    Joseph J. Ellick (April 3, 1854 – April 21, 1923) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player. He was also briefly the player-manager of the Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies of the Union Association, compiling a record of 6–6 with one tie.

  24. Lee Richmond

    Lee Richmond


    J. Lee Richmond (May 5, 1857 – October 1, 1929) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Boston Red Stockings, Worcester Worcesters, Providence Grays, and Cincinnati Red Stockings, and is best known for pitching the first perfect game. After retiring from baseball, he became a teacher.

  25. Pop Smith

    Pop Smith


    Charles Marv "Pop" Smith (October 12, 1856 – April 18, 1927) was a Canadian Major League Baseball player from Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. Pop played as an infielder for ten different teams over his 12-year career, spanning from 1880 to 1891.

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