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Charles Frank "Fatty" Briody
Birth: Aug. 13, 1858
Death: Jun. 22, 1903

Major League Baseball Player. He was born in Lansingburg, New York, which at the time had many amateur teams, and it was in this environment that he grew up. Watching the local Haymakers as a youth gave him the belief that he could excel at the game. He made his debut for the hometown Troy Trojans at age 22, on June 16, 1880, only to go back to the minors following the game, and did not make it back to the majors until 1882 with the Cleveland Blues of the National League. He stayed with Cleveland until 1884 when he jumped to the newly formed Cincinnati Outlaw Reds of the Union Association. He also made stops during his career with the St. Louis Maroons, Kansas City Cowboys, and Detroit Wolverines of the National League and the Kansas City Cowboys of the American Association. Primarily a catcher during his career, he excelled at handling his team's pitching staff. He also played 1st, 2nd, and 3rd base and outfield during his career. Even though he was only a part-time player, the 5-foot, 8.5-inch tall Briody was fearless and stouthearted besides being a solid fielder, and was given the nickname 'Alderman' because of his leadership qualities. After his career was over he settled in Chicago where he became a committee man for the Seventeenth Ward, and later, opened his own independent trucking business. He died in 1903 as a result of dilation of the heart, and was only 44 years old. Over the course of his career, he accrued a lifetime .228 BA, on 271 hits with 4 Home Runs and 105 RBI's in 1,186 at-bats and 323 league games. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
Burial:
Saint John's Cemetery
Lansingburgh
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 12, 2004
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