Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nig Fuller of the 1902 Columbus Senators

Today is the 75th anniversary of the death of a former American Association player from the league’s first season. Fuller, whose full name was Charles F. "Nig" Fuller (but whose real last name was Furrer, according to baseball-reference.com, died in Toledo at the age of 58 on March 1, 1937. He was born March 30, 1878 at Toledo. Fuller played for the 1902 Columbus Senators primarily as a catcher.

In his brief career with Columbus, Fuller reported officially for 14 games, getting 14 hits and batting .264, playing in a utility role.

There is conflicting information regarding his burial location. Baseball-reference lists Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery, Sylvania, OH as his interrment grounds, whereas Lee’s Baseball Necrology lists Woodlawn Cemetery. Anyone with information regarding this discrepancy please reply or send note to pureout@msn.com.

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