Art Rico

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Arthur Ramon Rico

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Art Rico played 17 games in the majors at a young age during 1916 and 1917. He was also at Springfield during 1917. In 1918, he served in the U.S. Navy. He died at age 23 after suffering appendicitis.

Sporting Life on March 18, 1916 called him a "Boston schoolboy" who was going to spring training with the Braves, and repeated the phrase in the March 10, 1917 issue. Rico actually hit pretty well in 1917, batting .286. The regular catcher, Walt Tragesser, 30 years old, hit .222. The team also used 27-year-old Hank Gowdy in 49 games and 36-year-old Chief Meyers in 24 games at the position.

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