Cap Anson

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Birthday
17, 1852
Birthplace
Marshalltown, IA
Death Date
Apr 14, 1922 (69)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1852
Birthplace
Marshalltown, IA
Death Date
Apr 14, 1922 (69)

About

Hall of Fame first baseman who was one of baseball's earliest superstars; retired with a career batting average of .334 and 3,481 hits.

Before Fame

His troublemaking resulted in the University of Iowa asking him to leave after one semester.

Trivia

He played baseball for the National Association, which existed before the major leagues.

Family Life

He married Virginia Fiegal in 1876.

Associated With

He was the first player to officially record 3,000 hits. Honus Wagner was the second.