Ben Ellis

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Alfred Benjamin Ellis

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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"CHAMPIONS HONORED. How Schenectady People Showed Their Appreciation. Manager Ben Ellis' Pennant Winners Paraded, Dined and Toasted at a Fine Banquet Tendered Them by the Rooters of the Old Town. . . the town blazed with redfire and fireworks. . . Captain Ellis and his players have set an example for all professional teams to follow for all time to come, not only as ball players, but as gentlemen on and off the field." - Sporting Life, October 17, 1903

Ben Ellis played four games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1896. In the minors, he played in New York, Pennsylvania, and in New England. He managed the Schenectady Frog Alleys to the 1903 New York State League title then guided the Schenectady Electricians for the early part of 1904.

Ellis was born in Lockport, NY in 1870. Ben played a number of years in the Pennsylvania State League before coming to the majors.

"Malarkey will certain be in fine shape. At the close of last season he went up to North Bay and since then has been putting in his time fishing and hunting on Oneida Lake. Ben Ellis has been with him all of this time, and the two intend to remain there until ordered to report. Ben is also in good health, and the two are enjoying themselves like true sportsmen." - Sporting Life, February 17, 1900

"Ben Ellis has been in the New York State League since 1898, and is one of the most popular players in this circuit. . . Ben is a heady player . . ." - Sporting Life, April 1, 1905

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