Cap Anson

Cap Anson autograph
Birthdate 4/17/1852
Death Date 4/14/1922
Debut Year 1871
Year of Induction 1939
Teams Athletics, Cubs, Rockford Forest Citys
Position First Base

Adrian “Cap” Anson was the 1st in baseball history to record 3,000 hits. As one of the game’s first superstars, he was elected to the Hall in 1939.

Leave a comment

In the collection:

Cap Anson played 27 seasons from 1871-1897 and became the first to 3,000 hits

Cap Anson played 27 seasons from 1871-1897 and became the first to 3,000 hits

Adrian “Cap” Anson was one of baseball’s first superstars. He debuted in the National Association in 1871 and remained in the league until many of its teams created the National League in 1876. From 1876 through the rest of his playing career, Anson played for the NL’s Chicag
Anson still holds many records for the National League's Chicago franchise

Anson still holds many records for the National League's Chicago franchise

The document folds open from the page where the signature resides on this permit. Here is the inside of the document. Cap Anson remains one of the Chicago Cubs franchise’s greatest players. Though he died nearly in 1922, Anson still holds the Chicago career records for average (.339), runs

One response to “Cap Anson”

  1. Howard Warren says:

    Cap Anson was also an outspoken racist and almost single handedly lobbied to remove all African Americans from professional baseball. Names like Walker and Fowler are mere footnotes because of Anson. No love for this man here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954