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Charles J. Bastian
Birth: Jul. 4, 1860
Death: Jan. 18, 1932

Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League baseball as a Shortstop and 2nd Baseman for eight seasons (1884 to 1891) with the Wilmington Delawares and Kansas City Unions of the Union Association (which only lasted one year), the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Stockings (Cubs) of the National League, the Chicago Pirates of the Players League and Cincinnati Porkers of the American Association. When Eastern League champs Wilmington decided to make the move to the Majors in 1884, they joined the newly formed Union Association League. Charlie Bastian was one of the players who went along, and suffered when the team became one of the worst in the League. When the team itself folded in September, he finished the season with Kansas City. However, the whole League went under after the end of the season, so the native Philadelphian joined with the hometown Phillies, with whom he would play for the next four years. A defensive specialist who was markedly deficient at the plate, he led all NL 2nd basemen in fielding percentage in 1886, but, after batting only .193 in 1888, the Phils let him go. He fared no better with his next two teams, and never batted over .200 again. After single games stints in 1891 with the Porkers and the Phils (again) he retired with career totals of 504 Games Played, 361 Hits, 241 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 179 RBIs and a career .198 Batting Average. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section Z, Range 12, Lot 46 [unmarked]
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: May 20, 2003
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