Joe Cassidy

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Joseph Phillip Cassidy
born Joseph Philip Cassiday

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Joe Cassidy was the Washington Senators' regular shortstop in 1904 and 1905. He died at his home of typhoid fever after an illness of 7 weeks at age 23, just prior to the start of what would have been his third big league season. As a result, he is one of only two players to play multiple seasons and have at least 500 at-bats in each season (the other is Homer Smoot, a contemporary). Joe led the AL in triples with 19 in his first season, abruptly finishing his career with a .228/.258/.297 line and 23 triples in 303 games.

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