Topsy Hartsel

Topsy Hartsel

June 26, 1874
5' 5"
155 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-14-1898 with LS3

Tully Frederick "Topsy" Hartsel (June 26, 1874 - October 14, 1944)

He was born in Polk, Ohio, and played for the Louisville Colonels (1898–99), Cincinnati Reds (1900), Chicago Orphans (1901), and the Philadelphia Athletics (1902–11) who he won the World Series with in 1910.

The lefthanded leadoff man played for four pennant winners in his ten seasons with the Athletics and in 1902, he led the AL in stolen bases and runs scored.

The 5'5" Hartsel used his size to work pitchers and set the American League record for most walks in a season, in 1905, a record not to be broken until Babe Ruth came along and started playing outfield regularly. In total Hartsel lead the league in walks 5 times.

Hartsel managed the Toledo Mud Hens in 1912, for part of 1913, and again in 1914. The team was in the American Association the first two years and in the Southern Michigan League the final year.

He died in Toledo, Ohio on October 14, 1944.

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