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Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Delawarean in major league baseball

Respected baseball researcher Richard Malatzky made some discoveries on native Delawareans over the past couple of months. He discovered three minor changes to biographical information on early native Delawareans.

George Prentiss is buried at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery

Bill Higgins was born December 4, 1859 in Camden, Delaware.

John Newell died January 23, 1919.

Most notably, though, was his discovery that Flip Lafferty was the first native Delawarean to play major league baseball, debuting eight years before Wes Curry.

I'm always amazed how new information always comes up. So now Delaware has their 49th major leaguer.


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