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Old 09-25-2016, 02:27 PM
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First thing I thought of, which shows my vintage baseball mind, is Charlie Ferguson passing away after the 1887 season. He was also 24 when he pitched his last game. A superstar in the making with 99 career wins already, plus he batted .337 and drove in 85 runs his last year, taking turns in the infield when he wasn't on the mound. A budding superstar at the time and possibly a future Hall of Famer. I don't think Ferguson's Old Judge card prices really reflect the tragedy of his passing from typhoid fever.

(I have one of his cards, but no scan, so here's a random one I found of Google)
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