Charlie Bennett

Bennett’s 15-year career as a part-time catcher was ended when he lost both legs in a train accident. He had been a fan favorite in Detroit, where he played from 1881 to 1888, and when the Tigers became an entry in the new American League in 1901, their new ballpark was named Bennett Park in his honor. It remained Bennett Park until 1912, when it became the site of the present Tiger Stadium.