Harry Diddlebock

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Henry Harrison Diddlebock

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"Harry Diddlebock is back in town looking fine as silk." - from The Sporting Life, December 5, 1896

Harry Diddlebock was a baseball executive and sportswriter (sports editor of the Philadelphia Times and Philadelphia Inquirer) who was briefly a manager in the major leagues in 1896.

Diddlebock had been an executive with the Eastern League in earlier years, serving as secretary, treasurer and president of the league. In 1886 he was considered for the presidency of the American Association.

He was fired by the 1896 St. Louis Browns after 17 games as manager for being found drunk and bloody in St. Louis at 3 AM. He claimed he had been mugged.

His obituary in the Washington Post stated that he had worked in "local newspaper offices" and that his first connection with sports was as manager of the Athletics (not specified whether the amateur or professional team).

Sources include Major League Baseball Profiles: 1871-1900 ed. by David Nemec

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