Happy Iott

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Frederick Bidds Iott (Happy Jack or Biddo)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Happy Iott appeared in three games for the 1903 Cleveland Naps.

Iott, known in his hometown as "Biddo Iott", was on the championship Houlton town team that won the Maine state championship in 1897. A photo of the team can be found here.

He was also on the 1902 town team.

It was reported in 1906 that he jumped from the Fall River team to an outlaw league.

" 'Happy Biddo' Iott came into Bangor with the first drive of logs from up the Penobscot and is trying to get up enthusiasm for a four club league in the Eastern part of Maine. The towns that he has booked are Bangor, Millinocket, Oldtown, and Houlton -- four good, live base ball towns when the games do not come too thick. Iott has made good in Bangor for the past two years, in spite of the hard season of 1908." - Sporting Life, May 1, 1909

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