Shorty Gallagher

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Charles William Gallagher

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Shorty Gallagher is playing the same brilliant game in centre and his base running is electrifying." - from an article in Sporting Life, August 29, 1896

Shorty Gallagher played two games in right field for the 1901 Cleveland Blues. The team used 11 different right fielders that year, with Jack O'Brien getting the most games.

Gallagher also played for Wheeling in 1901 and had played for a Wheeling team previously in 1896.

After baseball he worked as an inspector. says he died of a "mitral insufficiency".

One article states he was 5 ' 8 ", which seems too tall for a player often described as "the little ballplayer". At age 16 he played on a newspaper delivery boys team and thereafter was on a semi-pro team. The article says he played for professional teams in at least 18 cities.

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