Harry Schafer

Third Base
  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits I: 1850-1874
  • City: Boston
  • Team: Red Stockings (NAPBBP)
  • League: National Association (NAPBBP)

Harry C. Schafer (1846-1935) became, literally, an everyday player at 3B for Boston (the Red Stockings 1871-75 and Red Caps 1876-78.) He played on 5 championship teams, including 4 straight with the Red Stockings. Schafer also played in the amateur NABBP for the Philadelphia Athletics, 1868-1870.

  • Played in every Red Stockings’ game for the team’s first four years
  • Had a busy rookie year, recording Nat’l Assoc records for 3B put-outs, assists and errors
  • The handsome Schafer was nicknamed “Silk Stockings” and compiled a .271 lifetime batting average

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