On June 25, 1904 George Diggins, the New England League Concord (NH) Marines’ nine year-old mascot, participates in their Class B game in Lowell when the team’s second baseman becomes ill and the ump ejects their center fielder. The youngest professional player in the history of the game doesn’t have an opportunity to field any balls playing right field and strikes out in his only at-bat in the contest played at Alumni Field, which was also known as Spalding Park.

 

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National Pastime June 25