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Benjamin Thomas Caffyn
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut August 21, 1906
- Final Game October 7, 1906
- Born February 10, 1879 in Peoria, IL USA
- Died November 22, 1942 in Peoria, IL USA
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.