Harry Cassady

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Harry Delbert Cassady
born Harry Delbert Cassaday

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"It was fortunate that Diehl, Cassady and McCormick were secured at the right time. The services of these men has cut a large-sized niche. They have shown the goods. Good subs are essential to a team's success." - Sporting Life, August 20, 1904

"...the (1911) Grizzlies had a remarkably durable lineup. Denver played 169 games in 1911 and six men appeared in a minimum of 163 each. Cassady played in every game..." - from an article at MiLB.com ([1])

Harry Cassady was with the 1904 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1905 Washington Senators. He also had a long minor league career, playing all or part of eight seasons with Denver, parts of three with Bloomington, and parts of three with Kansas City, along with some other teams.

Harry was born in Illinois and attended Illinois Wesleyan University during 1901-1904. He was playing minor league ball starting in 1902. He came to the majors near the end of the 1904 season and early in the 1905 season. With the Pirates, he hit .205 in 12 games. With the Senators, he hit just .133 in 10 games. In 1911 with the 111 win Denver Grizzlies squad, he led the team with a .333 batting average.

He played at least 700 straight games with Denver, and possibly a lot more.

Harry had a long life, living to 88 in 1969, long enough to see most of the career of Illinois icon Ernie Banks.

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