Roger Connor

Roger Connor autograph
Birthdate7/1/1857
Death Date1/4/1931
Debut Year1880
Year of Induction1976
Teams Browns, Giants, Phillies, Trojans
Position First Base

Roger Connor hit the 1st grand slam in MLB history & held the career home run record from 1895-1921 though he never led the league in homers. 

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In the collection:

Harry Wright's initialed scorecard from July 29, 1881 with Roger Connor batting 2nd

Harry Wright's initialed scorecard from July 29, 1881 with Roger Connor batting 2nd

With Hall of Famer Harry Wright as their manager, the Boston Red Stockings faced the Troy Trojans on 9/29/1881 with Hall of Fame pitcher Tim Keefe on the hill. In the collection is Wright’s scorecard from that day filled out entirely in his hand and initialed “HW” in the space provided to identify the scorekeeper. Along with Keefe
Roger Connor's MLB debut came in 1880 with Troy; here’s a letter from Trojans owner Gardner Earl to HoFer William Hulbert

Roger Connor's MLB debut came in 1880 with Troy; here’s a letter from Trojans owner Gardner Earl to HoFer William Hulbert

Roger Connor holds a special place in baseball history. The 19th century Hall of Fame first baseman set the big league record for home runs in a career career home run when he slugged his 123rd roundtripper in 1895. Interestingly, Connor never led the league in homers. He totaled 138 for his caree

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