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Henry S. Burroughs

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Henry Burroughs was part of the Detroit Base Ball Club in 1865 when he was 20 years old. He was a pitcher and also captain. He had a job as a "professor" at a local gymnasium. A newspaper later said he was a professional, being paid under the table for his baseball playing. Source: "Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan".

He also played for the Eurekas in 1867 as a third baseman.

In 1871-72 he played for the Washington Olympics, mostly as an outfielder. He had one of the highest slugging percentages on the team in 1871.

He died in 1878 around age 33.

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