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Massena in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

John Alexander "Bid" McPhee

John Alexander "Bid" McPhee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, March 29, 2022
1. John Alexander "Bid" McPhee Marker
"Bid" McPhee was considered one of the greatest second basemen to play professional baseball in the 19th century. Born in Massena November 1, 1859, he spent his entire 18 year playing career in Cincinnati (1882-1899). Not only was McPhee an outstanding infielder who played most of his career without a glove, he was also a prolific hitter and run scorer. His statistical highlights include

  - Career .271 hitter with 2,250 hits in 2,135 games played
  - Last second baseman to play without a glove
  - 10 times over 100 runs scored in a season
  - .978 fielding percentage in 1896 (first year using a glove)
  - Consistently led league in put-outs, assists and double plays

"Bid" was well respected for his sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct on the field, having never been ejected from a game. On July 23, 2000, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is July 23, 200 CE.
Location. 44° 55.03′ N, 74° 53.509′ W. Marker is in Massena
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, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hatfield Street and Prospect Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Hatfield Street. Located at Leo Lashomb Field in Springs Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Massena NY 13662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leo Lashomb Field at Springs Park (here, next to this marker); Blueway Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Massena Springs, New York (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Massena Springs, New York (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Massena Springs, New York (about 600 feet away); Site of Massena Springs (about 600 feet away); Mike Nicholas Field (approx. half a mile away); Site of First School in Massena (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Massena.
Also see . . .  Bid McPhee (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 40 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 29, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 8, 2023