Shorty Fuller

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

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
  • Stint with the Browns included their final year in the AA (’91) and 1st in the NL (’92)
  • Washington sold Shorty to the Browns after the ’88 season for $800

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