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Silver Flint

Silver Flint
Silver Flint baseball card
Born: (1855-08-03)August 3, 1855
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: January 14, 1892(1892-01-14) (aged 36)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 1875 for the St. Louis Red Stockings
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 1889 for the Chicago White Stockings
Career statistics
Batting average .236
Home runs 21
Runs batted in 295

Frank Sylvester "Silver" Flint (August 3, 1855 – January 14, 1892) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. He began his career at age 19 with the St. Louis Red Stockings of the National Association, and he played one year for the Indianapolis Blues before joining the Chicago White Stockings in 1879, where he would remain for the rest of his playing career, eleven seasons almost exclusively as a catcher.

In his first season with the White Stockings, Flint and Cap Anson split duties piloting the team, which finished 5–12 under Flint and 41–21 under Anson. That was Flint's only opportunity as field manager.

He was also known as a drinker, and in 1892, he died in Chicago at age 36.[1]

Flint married Eva de la Motta, the ex-wife of minstrel show performer Lew Benedict, in 1879.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ (16 January 1892). "Silver" Flint Dead: Remarkable Record of the Celebrated Ball Player, The New York Times
  2. ^ (4 January 1891). Mrs. Flint's Suit, Saint Paul Daily Globe
  3. ^ (24 May 1894). Crime and Casualty, Adams County Union, p. 6 (reporting that Flint's widow had died of consumption)

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