Monte Cross

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Team: Pirates
  • League: National League

Montford Montgomery Cross (1869-1934) enjoyed a 15 year career primarily in Philadelphia with the Phillies and, beginning in 1902, with the AL team, the Athletics. Cross consistently ranked first or near the top in several fielding categories such as shortstop assists and put-outs.

  • Cross led the NL in strikeouts in 1901 and led the AL In the same category in 1906
  • Upon his retirement in 1907, Cross was among the oldest major leaguers at 38

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