- Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
- City: New York
- Team: Giants
- League: National League
William Benjamin Fuller (1867-1904) played shortstop for the Washington Statesmen (Senators), St Louis Browns and NY Giants from 1888-1896. For one day in 1891, Shorty‘s brother Harry joined him with the Browns for his only MLB game. Blessed with a keen eye at the plate, Shorty struck out only 198 times while receiving 444 bases on balls.
- Fuller’s knack for walks boosted his anemic career BA of .235 to an OBP of .322
- Fuller’s stint with the Browns included their final year in the AA (’91) and 1st in the NL in ’92
- Washington sold Shorty to the Browns after the ’88 season for $800