Asa Brainard

Asa Brainard

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Asahel "Asa" Brainard (1841 - December 29, 1888), nicknamed "Count," was the ace pitcher of the original Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first fully professional baseball team, after having pitched for the Excelsior club of Brooklyn, New York. Born 1841 in Albany, New York, Brainard played outfield and second base for the mighty Excelsiors of Brooklyn in 1860. Led by the sensational teenage fast pitcher, Jim Creighton, the team toured New York state from Albany to Buffalo, a major event in the base ball boom. The Civil War curtailed that; after playing 21 matches in 1860, the Excelsiors played none in 1861 and only a few in 1862. Following Creighton's premature death, Brainard succeeded him as the regular pitcher and remained in that role for four seasons.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135851012
  • 9786135851014