Sid Farrar

First Base
  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Team: Quakers
  • League: National League

Sidney Douglas Farrar (1859-1935) played his entire ML career in Philadelphia for the Quakers (Phillies) and Athletics. Farrar averaged .246 over his eight years. He started at 1B every year. As a rookie in 1883, he endured the fledgling franchise’s inaugural season with a NL-worst record of 17-81. He moved to the ill-starred Players’ League in 1890 and retired after the league folded.

  • A devoted father, Farrar and his teammates scrimped to pay for his daughter Geraldine’s music education
  • Geraldine went on to a world-renowned opera career, touring with Toscanini and Caruso

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