Art Twineham

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Arthur W. Twineham
(Old Hoss)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 1½", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Art Twineham had a long career in the minors, coming up to the majors in 1893 and 1894 to catch for the St. Louis Browns of the National League. He was the third of five managers for the Chatham Babes of the Canadian League in 1898, replacing McBrayne on July 29th, then being replaced by Dan Lowney some time in August.

Various sources say he was a lefty, unusual for a catcher.

He had made the police blotter a few times, because he had trouble controlling his drinking. In 1901, he was interned in an insane asylum in Memphis, TN then went to work for the predecessor of the DuPont Chemical Company in New Jersey. In 1904, he was arrested for petty larceny after being caught stealing whiskey. As of 1904 he was living in Memphis, then his trail went cold and his later whereabouts were unknown for over a century. In 1906, his wife Rosa was listed as a widow in the Memphis city directory, but there was no trace of his having died there in the intervening period. However, SABR researchers managed to unearth a note in a Chicago, IL newspaper that said he had died in Shanghai, China in early 1905.

Further Reading[edit]

  • "Arthur Twineham Found", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, November/December 2015, p. 1.

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