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William Aloysius Purcell
Birth: Mar. 16, 1854
Paterson
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1912

Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed Blondie Purcell, he was a versatile outfielder, infielder and a right handed pitcher, making his debut for the Syracuse Stars on May 1, 1879. For twelve seasons (1879-90), he played with the Syracuse Stars, Cincinnati Reds, Buffalo Bisons, Philadelphia Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Quakers and Philadelphia Athletics. He finished his career with a record of 1217 hits, 767 runs scored, 13 homeruns, 495 runs batted in and a .267 batting average. He pitched in a total of 79 games with 15 wins, 43 loss, 52 complete games, 138 strikeouts and a 3.73 earned run average. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Greenmount Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Gregory Speciale
Record added: Jan 16, 2005
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William Aloysius Purcell
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William Aloysius Purcell
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William Aloysius Purcell
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- nyfirebird2003
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014
For my great grandfather. RIP
- Cathleen Ginder
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
BLONDIE IS KNOWN IN PHILLIES HISTORY AS THE TEAM'S SECOND MANAGER. HE ALSO ACHIEVED THE FIRST HIT AND SCORED THE FIRST RUN IN PHILLIES HISTORY ON TUESDAY,MAY 1 1883. HIS HIT WAS A SINGLE TO LEFT FIELD OFF OL HOSS RADBOURN. THE PHILLES LOST 4-3,THEIR FIRST...(Read more)
- Alphonse Dattolo
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013
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