Lyman Drake

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Lyman Daniel Drake

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 6' 0"

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lyman Drake was a 32-year-old rookie who played right field in two games for the 1884 Washington Nationals, getting two hits and driving in two runs. He was the oldest man on the team that year. The same year, he also played for the Fort Wayne Hoosiers, hitting .275 on a team which hit .214. Along with playing in the outfield, he also pitched one game, going nine innings and giving up one earned run.

There was a fellow named Drake who played in 1883 for the Young American team, which may or may not have been this player.

Reports early in 1884 stated that Drake had signed with the 1884 Cleveland Blues, but he never appeared for them in the regular season.

Through 2019, the only other player born in Berea, OH has been Mike Buddie, who came along more than a hundred years later.

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