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 Thomas John “Dude” Esterbrook

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Thomas John “Dude” Esterbrook

Birth
Staten Island, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Death
30 Apr 1901 (aged 43)
Middletown, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot
Sec 182 Lot 9830 (Unmarked)
Memorial ID
44273120 View Source

An American Major League Baseball player from Staten Island, New York who played the majority of his games at third base, but did play many games at first base. Esterbrook played for seven different teams during his 11 year career, and had his biggest success in 1884, while playing for the New York Metropolitans, when he batted .314, and was amongst the leaders in many other batting categories.[1]
In 1889, Esterbrook was named the manager, or "Captain" as it was known then, of the Louisville Colonels. After only ten games, and only two wins, the team owner determined that due to the teams's record and his manager's confrontational behavior, Dude was fired and replaced by Jimmy Wolf.[2]
Dude died at the age of 43 when he lept from a train, in Middletown, New York, that was transporting him to a mental hospital.

An American Major League Baseball player from Staten Island, New York who played the majority of his games at third base, but did play many games at first base. Esterbrook played for seven different teams during his 11 year career, and had his biggest success in 1884, while playing for the New York Metropolitans, when he batted .314, and was amongst the leaders in many other batting categories.[1]
In 1889, Esterbrook was named the manager, or "Captain" as it was known then, of the Louisville Colonels. After only ten games, and only two wins, the team owner determined that due to the teams's record and his manager's confrontational behavior, Dude was fired and replaced by Jimmy Wolf.[2]
Dude died at the age of 43 when he lept from a train, in Middletown, New York, that was transporting him to a mental hospital.

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  • Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 13 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 44273120
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44273120/thomas-john-esterbrook: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas John “Dude” Esterbrook (20 Jun 1857–30 Apr 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 44273120, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .