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1896 Grand Rapids Rippers/Gold Bugs

1896 > Class A > 1896 Western League
Overall: n/a

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Jack Carney
Represented: Grand Rapids, MI
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1895 / 1897

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bartz -- Unknown
Buttons Briggs 20 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 8, 1875 Poughkeepsie, NY, US
Charlie Brown 24 L 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 17, 1871 Bluffton, IN, US
James Brown -- Unknown Buena Vista, PA, US
Oyster Burns 31 R R 5' 8.0" 183 Sep 6, 1864 Philadelphia, PA, US
Lew Camp 28 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Feb 23, 1868 Columbus, OH, US
Jack Carney 29 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 10, 1866 Salem, MA, US 1896-04-22 1896-09-20
W. Carson -- Unknown
Cochran -- Unknown
Ira Davis 25 R 162 Jul 8, 1870 Philadelphia, PA, US
Donovan -- Unknown
Edward Eiteljorg -- Unknown
Ned Garvin 22 R R 6' 3.0" 160 Jan 1, 1874 Navasota, TX, US
Frank Genins 29 R Nov 2, 1866 St. Louis, MO, US
Tom Gettinger 27 L L 5' 10.0" 180 Dec 11, 1868 Frederick, MD, US
Bob Gilks 31 R R 5' 8.0" 178 Jul 2, 1864 Cincinnati, OH, US
Jim Gilman 26 R Jun 14, 1870 Cleveland, OH, US
Jot Goar 26 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jan 31, 1870 New Lisbon, IN, US
Bill Hassamaer 31 6' 0.0" 180 Jul 26, 1864 St. Louis, MO, US
Jake Hewitt 26 L L 5' 7.0" 150 Jun 6, 1870 Maidsville, WV, US
Hickey -- Unknown
Ernest Hodge 27 Jan, 1869 GB
Tom Letcher 28 L 6' 0.0" Jan, 1868 Bryan, OH, US
Edward Lloyd -- Unknown
Dennis Lowney 23 Jan 24, 1873
Fred Luther -- Unknown
Algie McBride 27 L L 5' 9.0" 152 May 23, 1869 Washington, DC, US
Monte McFarland 23 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 7, 1872 White Hall, IL, US
Ambrose McGann 28 5' 7.0" 170 May, 1868 Baltimore, MD, US
Sam Mills -- R Unknown
Kid Mohler 25 L L 5' 4.0" 145 Dec 13, 1870 Oneida, IL, US
Bill Niles 29 160 Jan 11, 1867 Covington, KY, US
Effie Norton 22 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Aug 17, 1873 Conneaut, OH, US
Doc Parker 24 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Jun 14, 1872 Theresa, NY, US
Jiggs Parrott 24 5' 11.0" 160 Jul 14, 1871 Portland, OR, US
Frank Pears 29 R 5' 9.0" 145 Aug 30, 1866 Louisville, KY, US
William Setley 36 S R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 28, 1859 Camden, NJ, US
John Slagle -- L R 5' 10.0" 175 Unknown Lawrence, IN, US
Bill Smink 28 1868 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Walter Thornton 21 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Feb 18, 1875 Peoria, IL, US
Charles Weaver -- Unknown
Bobby Wheelock 31 R R 5' 8.0" 160 Aug 6, 1864 Charlestown, MA, US
Leon Wolters -- Unknown
Rasty Wright 33 L 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 31, 1863 Birmingham, MI, US

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