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This is the grave of Cap Anson. Born in 1852 in Marshalltown, Iowa, Adrian “Cap” Anson was a great early baseball player. He started his professional career in 1871 with the mighty Rockford Forest Citys as a third basemen. He was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics in 1872 and played there through 1875, having particularly […]
This is the grave of William Wirt. Born in 1772 in Bladensburg, Maryland, Wirt didn’t receive as much formal education as he would have liked, with his parents dying when he was young and only receiving a relatively small inheritance. But he had skill and that was obvious so he had mentors ready to help. […]
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