Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Collection: N28 Caruthers

This is my last N28 Allen & Ginter card in my collection. Go here to check out the other cards in my yet to be completed set.

Bob L. Caruthers, also known as Parisian Bob, was primarily a pitcher and right fielder. He played for the St. Louise Browns and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms from 1884 to 1893, and is considered one of the handful of great players from the 19th Century not already in the Hall of Fame. Parisian Bob excelled as both a starting pitcher (going 218-99 with a ERA of 2.83) and a hitter (batting a career .281, On Base Percentage of .391, and a lifetime .400 slugging percentage). Furthermore, in 1885 and 1889 he won 40 games.

He was named Parisian Bob due to some highly unusual contract negotiations against Browns owner Chrin Von der Ahe from 1885 to 1886. Caruthers did all of his talking through a telegraph wire from Paris. After his playing days he became an umpire for two season in the American League from 1902 to 1903.


  1. Congrats on completing your set!!!

    Thanks for the history lesson.

  2. Actually, I'm still 8 cards short of completing the whole thing. I still need 7 Baseball players and one billiards player. Sorry about the confusion.

    Thanks for writing


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