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Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers

 
 
Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
1. Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers
Inscription. The five Hall of Famers pictured above played for Troy, N.Y. (NL) between 1879 and 1882. When Troy resigned from the National League after the 1882 season, these players continued their stellar pro careers with other teams including the future N.Y. Giants.
 
Erected 1992 by Committee to Preserve Troy's Baseball Heritage and the Knickerbacker Board of Directors.
 
Location. 42° 45.69′ N, 73° 40.496′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Touch for map. There is a paved path winding its way across the Knickerbacker Park from the north end of Peter Guenette Lane at the parking lot for the Troy's 1990 Knickerbacker Ice Arena, and ending at the parking lot behind the Lansingburg High School at the east end of 107th Street. The Marker is roughly near the middle of this paved walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Francisco Giants (here, next to this marker); Major General John Ellis Wool (approx. mile away); A Panoramic View of American History (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Uncle Sam” (approx. 0.3
Dan Brouthers - 1B image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
2. Dan Brouthers - 1B
1879 - 1896
.342 B.A.
Elected 1945
miles away); George Henry Thomas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Street Burial Grounds, 1824 (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Henry Freeman (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
More about this marker. The marker was dedicated on June 6, 1992. Following the dedication ceremony, a team representing Troy, playing under the 1882 National League rules, defeated Worcester, Mass 2-0 to extend a winning streak against their former league rivals which dated back to September of 1882.
 
Additional keywords. Baseball
 
Categories. Sports
 
Roger Conner - 1B image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
3. Roger Conner - 1B
1880 - 1897
.317 B.A.
Elected 1967
Buck Ewing - C image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
4. Buck Ewing - C
1880 - 1897
.303 B.A.
Elected 1939
Tim Okeefe - P image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
5. Tim Okeefe - P
1880 - 1893
342 - 225
Elected 1964
Mickey Welch - P image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
6. Mickey Welch - P
1880 - 1892
307 - 210
Elected 1973
Troy's Baseball Heritage Monument image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, April 25, 2008
7. Troy's Baseball Heritage Monument
Monument is located in the Nickerbacker Park, in the Lansingburgh section of Troy, New York. This monument celebrates the history of professional baseball in Troy, New York, which was a member of the National League in the late 1800's. The Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers plaque is mounted in the top-center in this view. Troy's Lansingburg High School is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,756 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 28, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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