Leech Maskrey

[Between 2009 and 2011, I maintained a TypePad blog, “More Fiends,” intended to update my book Baseball Fiends and Flying Machines. Those posts can still be found in the archive.org Wayback Machine, but I stopped updating that site in 2011. Because this WordPress site promotes and updates all my books, I’d like to republish some of those earlier posts.]

Posted 7/29/2010:

In Baseball Fiends and Flying Machines, I connected the dots and credited Leech Maskrey with planting the idea in Alfred Lawson’s mind of making a baseball tour to England. Had I had more room for images, I would have included Maskrey’s Old Judge cigarette card:

I can’t put my fingers on the references now, but as I recall, when Maskrey retired from baseball he became an art teacher. The above image is from Find a Grave.

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