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John M. Traffley

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 180 lb.

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The brother of Bill Traffley, John Traffley was a semipro baseball player. When the 1889 Louisville Colonels came to Baltimore, MD in 1889 to face the Orioles, a few Colonels refused to play when manager Mordecai Davidson said he would fine players $25 for each loss. Davidson quickly hired some local semipros like Traffley to play. John went 1 for 2 and was released after the striking players returned. He later died of a head injury from an accident.

Source: Mendoza's Heroes by Al Pepper

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