Steve King

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  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits I: 1850-1874
  • City: Lansingburgh
  • Team: Union of Lansingburgh
  • League: National Association (NABBP)

Stephen F. King (1842-1895) was a lifelong resident of Lansingburgh NY and played for the Troy Haymakers (aka Unions of Lansingburgh) as an amateur and two years (1871-72) as a professional when his team became part of the new National Association. He was an outfielder who played 54 MLB games, driving in 54 runs and batting .353. Why this outstanding player left the game so quickly isn’t known.

  • As part of the upstart 1866 team, embarrassed the powerful NY Mutuals in an exhibition game, foreshadowing the competitiveness that was emerging in baseball following the Civil War

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