Charles Anderson Rhodes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut July 26, 1906
- Final Game June 14, 1909
- Born April 7, 1885 in Caney, KS USA
- Died October 26, 1918 in Caney, KS USA
"Shutting out the Wilmington team without a hit or a run was the remarkable performance of 'Dusty' Rhodes in a seven-inning game that the Tigers annexed by the score of 1 to 0. . . Not a ball was hit past the infield." - Sporting Life, July 20, 1907 issue, about a game played July 4
Charlie "Dusty" Rhodes pitched three seasons in the majors. He also had 10 seasons in the minors, although he died young at age 33.
Rhodes is not to be confused with his contemporary, pitcher Bob "Dusty" Rhoads, whose name was often misspelled Rhodes. The two were not only contemporaries and pitchers with very similar names, but at different times they both pitched for St. Louis and also for teams in Ohio.
Charlie was born, and died, in Caney, KS. He is one of six major leaguers born in Kansas in 1885, but the only one born in Caney. At age 20 he was pitching for the Parsons Preachers, and came to the majors at age 21. In his minor league career he twice won 20+ games, and also in other years went 15-6 and 17-9.