Arlie Latham

Third Base
  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: St. Louis
  • Team: Browns (AA)
  • League: American Association

Walter Arlington Latham (1860-1952). Nicknamed “The Freshest Man on Earth” for his comedic personality, Latham was a 3rd baseman for 6 teams over 17 seasons & is credited as the 1st full-time base coach in history. Latham’s antics of distraction while coaching 3rd base inspired Major League Baseball to implement the coaching box.

  • At age 49, became the oldest player to steal a base
  • Ranks 8th all-time in SBs: 739
  • Holds career record for errors at 3rd base: 822

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