From BR Bullpen
Garrett C. Stires
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut May 6, 1871
- Final Game September 15, 1871
- Born October 13, 1849 in Hunterdon County, NJ USA
- Died June 13, 1933 in Oregon, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Stires was a slugger without speed who was called the Babe Ruth of early baseball. Gat played amateur ball beginning in 1866. He wanted to retire after the 1870 season but was induced to play in 1871 in the new National Association. After that he retired from baseball and became a successful gold miner out West. He then was a prosperous farmer and rancher, and served as a marshall later in life.
One source: SABR biography of Gat Stires.