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Edward James Caskin

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 165 lb.

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Ed Caskin was a weak-hitting infielder who earned his keep defensively. He played mostly shortstop, but also had 69 games at third base, 33 at catcher, and 19 at second base.

He broke in at age 27 with the 1879 Troy Trojans which also included 21-year-old rookie first baseman Dan Brouthers. The next season the Trojans added 22-year-old rookie Roger Connor and 20-year-old rookie Buck Ewing.

Caskin was added to the "blacklist" at a 1881 National League meeting barring him from playing for or against any NL team. He was reinstated in 1883. He played for the New York Gothams along with Connor and Ewing. By his last two seasons, 1885 and 1886, he was one of the oldest players in the league.

In 1886-87 he also played at Rochester, Lynn and Salem.

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