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Edward Atkinson

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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[edit] Biographical Information

Outfielder Ed Atkinson played two games for the Washington Blue Legs of the National Association in 1873.

He played with Washington teammate Howard Wall on a Chesapeake team before appearing in the National Association. He was described as "a young man" when he joined the Blue Legs. He was then with the Washington Nationals in 1874, a season during which they were not part of the N.A.

There was a William Atkinson who lived in Washington, DC at the same time Ed Atkinson was active as a player and who would have been the right age (he was born in 1853), but there is no corroboration that it is the same person as the ballplayer.

[edit] Further Reading

  • "Edward Atkinson", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, March/April, 2016, pp. 1-2.

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