Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Roger Bresnahan

Today's belated birthday wishes are to Hall of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan, born today, June 11th, in 1879, in Toledo, Ohio.

Bresnahan made his big league debut as a pitcher, but he's most remembered for being the inventor of early shin guards for catchers.

Bresnahan was one of manager John McGraw's favorite player with the old New York Giants of the early 1900's,  playing 17 big league seasons.

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