Chick Stahl

Unrelated to contemporary Jake Stahl, who is often misidentified as his brother, Chick was a fine hitter. He batted .358 as a rookie for the Braves in 1897 and topped .300 five of his first six seasons. He had six hits in one game on May 31, 1899. As the Red Sox centerfielder he hit three triples in the first World Series, in 1903, and led the AL with 19 triples in 1904. In 1906 he became the Red Sox’ player-manager when his best friend, Jimmy Collins, decided to concentrate solely on playing, but Stahl committed suicide the following spring, confiding to Collins that he couldn’t stand the strain of managing.