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 fourth suite features a player who also played for the Toledo Blue Stockings in 1884. But this individual is better known for having the seventh-highest win total among pitchers who are NOT in the Hall of Fame. Who is he?
The answer to last Thursday’s question? 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? He is Charlie Morton of the 1883-84 Toledo Blue Stockings, who also managed the Toledo Maumees in 1889-90. He had a 219-180 record, good for a .549 winning percentage.
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