If you have visited the suite level of Fifth Third Field, you’ve probably noticed that each of the 32 suites features a photo of a prominent player with ties to the Mud Hens. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at those former players. The photo on the third suite features a player whose first major-league season was in 1884 with the Toledo Blue Stockings. But this individual had more success as a manager in Toledo – he is the second-winningest manager, in terms of winning percentage, in the Glass City’s professional baseball history. Who is he?
The answer to Wednesday’s question? The photo on the second suite features a player whose first major-league season was in 1884 with the Toledo Blue Stockings. But this individual is better known as an umpire who appeared in nearly 4,000 games, not to mention 10 World Series. Who is he? Charles “Hank” O’Day of the 1884 Toledo Blue Stockings, who is best known as the umpire who made the call on "Merkle's Boner."
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