Charles Abner Powell

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Birthday
15, 1860
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 7, 1953 (92)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1860
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 7, 1953 (92)

About

Baseball pioneer who invented the tradition of ladies' day, the baseball tarpaulin, and most importantly the rain check.

Before Fame

He was brought over to New Orleans on a salary of $175 a month to play and manage in one of the rainiest cities in the U.S.

Trivia

He got the idea for the rain ticket in the middle of the night: he'd leave ticket-holders a stub they could use for re-admission if games got rained out.

Family Life

He grew up in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

Like him, Bill Veeck helped to make baseball the great American pastime.