Amos Cross

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Amos C. Cross
born Emile Kriz

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Amos Cross was the older brother of Lave Cross, with whom he split the Louisville Colonels catcher's job in 1887, a feat accomplished by few brother combinations in baseball history. Amos played quite well one year prior, with an OPS that was among the best on the team. In 1887, he appeared in only 8 games with the Colonels, and on July 16, 1888, he died at 28.

Amos was long listed as having been born in what later became Czechoslovakia, but he was born in Milwaukee soon after his parents emigrated to the United States. His brothers, Lave and Frank, were also born there, while the family's oldest brother Joe, who was also a baseball player, was born in Chicago. Frank would come to the majors many years later in 1901.

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