May 08, 2011
A pic of birthday boy Dan Brouthers who would be turning 153 today. Brouthers played for a remarkable 10 different teams in his career, including the 1896 season with the Phillies. Brouthers was a 19th century giant, standing all of 6’2″ and weighing over 200 pounds, and once killed a catcher named Johnny Quigley by running over him. He retired after his season in Philly, and his .342 career batting average ranks him 9th all time in MLB history, remarkable since it seems he used a tiny little bat (above).