Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vincent Maney died 60 years ago today

TOL: 1902
COL: 1902

Today we observe the 60th anniversary of the death of Vincent Maney of Batavia, New York. Maney was 14 years old when he joined the Marion (Indiana) Glass Blowers of the Western Association in 1901. According to baseball-reference, Maney was born Oct. 14, 1886, and was still a pre-pubescent youngster when he joined the American Association (the youngest I’ve ever heard of) as a member of the Toledo Mud Hens, under the name of Patrick Meaney. In LinWeber’s Toledo Baseball Guide he is listed at 25 years of age. Maney split the season between the Toledo Mud Hens and Columbus Senators as an outfielder. And he was impressive as a hitter, posting a .307 batting average in 257 at-bats with Toledo, and a .313 mark in 211 at-bats with Columbus. He finally made the majors ten year later, appearing in one game as a member of the Detroit Tigers in 1912 at the age of 25.

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