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Ben Caffyn

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Benjamin Thomas Caffyn

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ben Caffyn, from Peoria, IL, played a bit more than a month in the outfield for the 1906 Cleveland Naps. He had 103 at-bats, playing mostly in left field.

The regular left fielder was Jim Jackson, who was in his fourth big league year and on his way out of the majors as he would hit only .214 in 1906.

The next year Bill Hinchman won the left field job, playing 152 games although he hit only .228.

Picture of Ben Caffyn: Ben Caffyn.

Caffyn is featured in the book "The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime", where Chapter 21 is titled "Ben Caffyn and the Cleveland Naps".

His obituary says he was a veteran of the Spanish American War and World War I. After the majors he played and managed some semi-pro ball in Peoria. He was a fireman after his baseball days. Ben Caffyn obituary.

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Ben Caffyn