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George Henry Knight

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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George Knight pitched one game, nine innings, near the end of September 1875, near the end of the existence of the National Association, for the New Haven Elm Citys. He won the game, something quite special for a team that won only 7 games the whole season.

Knight was 19 at the time, a boy who was born in Connecticut and who would eventually die in Connecticut. He gave up only 2 earned runs in his nine innings, giving him the best ERA on the team. He gave up several unearned runs, but then the staff as a whole gave up more unearned than earned runs in 1875.

Although Knight's one appearance was promising, the National Association was succeeded the following year by the new National League, and New Haven did not field a team in the new league.

Knight was a Republican candidate for Congress from Connecticut in 1912. While giving a speech at a political rally, he died of a heart attack.

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