Roger Connor

Birthdate 7/1/1857
Death Date 1/4/1931
Debut Year 1880
Year of Induction 1976
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. 

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 prov

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