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Charles Henry Pabor

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". . . the first great left-handed pitcher. . ." - from his obituary by the New York Times

Charlie Pabor was a ballplayer as early as 1865. The book "When Johnny Came Sliding Home" indicates he was a battery mate in 1869 with Dave Birdsall on the Unions of Morrisania. He played some for them in 1870, but was also with the Ross Club and "appeared in Cincinnati in March of 1869 and was rumored to be joining the Red Stockings".

Later, he played in all five seasons of the National Association (primarily as an outfielder), having his best year in 1873 when he hit .360, far above any of his teammates. He also managed in 1871 and 1875. None the teams on which he played, or for whom he managed, finished over .500, with the best one being the 1874 Philadelphia Whites who finished 29-29.

Pabor holds the All-Time record for most career innings pitched without recording a strikeout, with 51 1/3. He appeared as a pitcher in 10 of his 170 games between 1871-75, mostly in 1871.

After baseball, Pabor became a New York City policeman. He died of pneumonia at age 66.

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