Earl Blackburn

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Earl Stuart Blackburn

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Biographical Information[edit]

Earl Blackburn was the # 2 catcher on the Boston Braves in 1916, behind Hank Gowdy. The team went 89-63 and Earl hit well with a .273 average (the league hit .247) and 4 triples in 110 at-bats.

Although he played five seasons in the majors, he only had 35 at-bats in years other than 1916. Of those, 17 at-bats were with the Cincinnati Reds in 1913 who were managed by Joe Tinker. Earl was the # 3 catcher in terms of appearances behind Tommy Clarke and Johnny Kling (who was acquired in mid-season).

He attended Washington High School in Massillon, OH and played baseball, football, and basketball. See picture of Earl Blackburn in 1910 on high school basketball team.

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