Tim Flood

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Timothy Andrew Flood

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.

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". . . a fast fielder and a good fielder . . . accurate about second base . . ." - from the Sporting Life of January 2, 1904

Tim Flood played in the majors in 1899 and 1902-1903. He was the starting second baseman in both 1902 and 1903 for the Brooklyn Superbas, both of which teams finished over .500.

His fielding was good enough that as a rookie he took over for Cupid Childs at second base in September of 1899 for the St. Louis Perfectos (the team was out of the race at that point).

Flood also played a couple of years for teams in Los Angeles. In 1904, he appeared in 209 games for L.A., while teammate Gavvy Cravath appeared in 211. Both Tim and Gavvy hit .270 while teammate Hal Chase, who appeared in 190 games, hit .279.

Flood continued to play in the minors through 1911. He also managed four seasons in the minors.

Flood had begun his minor league career in 1894 at the age of 17.

In 1907 he was banned from the Eastern League for assaulting an umpire named John Conway. A police inspector witnessed the event and arrested Flood, who was sentenced to 15 days of hard labor, of which he served a week, losing ten pounds in the process. Source: The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book.

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