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William Frank Horner

  • Bats Right, Throws Left

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Pitcher Jack Horner played briefly in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles in 1894. He later went on to become a scout for the Detroit Tigers.

Horner died of a skull fracture at age 46 when he slipped on a marble floor in the bath.

"Jack Horner . . . flourished as a minor league pitcher of skill and reputation for almost 15 years . . . when he retired to enter business in Atlanta . . . After his retirement from ball playing he umpired occasionally and in later years he acted as scout for various clubs . . . When he started out in base ball he was accompanied by a catcher named Frank Warner. The two earned much fame as the 'Horner and Warner' battery, and for years they were inseparable." - from Jack Horner's obituary in Sporting Life, July 23, 1910, referring apparently to Edward Warner, who was his teammate on minor league teams

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