Eddie Booth

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Edward H. Booth

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Biographical Information[edit]

"The Middletown boys were not slow at the game, and the club included in their ranks such men as Mike Dorgan, Jim O'Rourke, John Clapp, Jim Tipper, Ed Booth and one or two others, who became great players the following season." - reminiscences by Tim Murnane in Sporting Life, Nov. 14, 1888, apparently referring to himself as 'one or two others' since he played first base

Eddie Booth, who played five years in the National Association and the new National League, is a mystery man. Not much is known about him. His birthdate is generally listed as unknown, although one poster at baseballfever.com puts him on lists of the greatest teenage players ever. Greatest Teenage Players His death is unknown, but one baseball historian says there is strong (but not sufficient) evidence that he died in New York on December 21, 1928. Peter Morris

Booth did his best hitting with the 1872 Middletown Mansfields. The team had been around since 1866, so perhaps Booth was with them previously in their amateur days. He had close to the best slugging percentage on the 1872 Brooklyn Atlantics, and had the best slugging percentage on the 1873 Elizabeth Resolutes. Coming back to Brooklyn, he had the best slugging percentage on the 1874 Brooklyn Atlantics. Every single team he played for was under .500.

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