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Samuel Clifford Carroll

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 163 lb.

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Cliff Carroll played 11 seasons in the majors. An outfielder, his most prominent year with the bat was with the 1890 Chicago Colts when he was second in the 1890 National League in runs scored, first in at-bats, fourth in hits, fifth in home runs and first in singles.

Carroll was born in 1859 in Clay Grove, IA, northeast of Des Moines. The book A History of the Boston Base Ball Club, written in 1897, states that Carroll started in pro ball with the "celebrated" Peoria Reds in 1878. In 1879-80 he was with the Athletics of San Francisco and then with Providence. In 1889 he worked his farm near Bloomington, IL, but in 1890, which was a year of three major leagues, he was lured back to play ball by Cap Anson. He was suspended (the book says "unjustly suspended") while with the 1892 St. Louis Browns for "allowing a ball to go into his pocket", and so he refused to play with St. Louis the next year, going to the 1893 Boston Beaneaters who won the 1893 National League pennant.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL At Bats Leader (1890)
  • NL Singles Leader (1890)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1890)

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