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Adoniram Judson Birchall

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Jud Birchall played three years of major league ball, mostly in left field. He was a regular on the Philadelphia Athletics' 1883 pennant-winning team. He led the American Association in at bats and plate appearances as the Athletics' leadoff hitter that year, scoring 95 runs.

Birchall had started as an amateur player in 1869 and last played pro ball in 1885. He died in 1887 of tuberculosis.

Birchall's main teammates were Bobby Mathews, Jack O'Brien, Harry Stovey and Sam Weaver.

"How many recruits the grave has had from the base ball world during the past year! Al McKinnon, Martin Powell, Jud Birchall and a dozen lesser lights." - commentary by the Cincinnati correspondent for Sporting Life, Apr. 11, 1888

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AA At Bats Leader (1883)

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