Danny
Green


EDWARD "DANNY" GREEN was born on November 6, 1876 in Burlington County, New Jersey. He played baseball in Camden with one of the better semipro teams there and in the minors with the Springfield, Massachusetts franchise in the Eastern League. An outfielder, he first played professionally in 1896 with the Carlisle Colts of the Cumberland Valley League. The next year he went to the Massachusetts to play with the Springfield Ponies of the Eastern League, where he hit .301 with 55 extra base hits and 45 stolen bases. He played 87 games for Springfield in 1896 and was hitting .323 when he was called up to play in the major league.

Danny Green made his major league debut with the National League's Chicago Orphans (later renamed the Cubs) on August 17, 1898. One of the fastest players in the game, he hit well for average, with some power and was a good fielder with an excellent arm. He played four years for the Orphans before jumping to the American League's Chicago White Stockings in 1902, where he played four more years. Danny Green continued to play professionally through at least 1910, and may have played some semi-pro ball after that.

Newspaper accounts state that he was severely injured when hit by a pitched ball, which led to paralysis and "softening of the brain", that is to say, he was considered insane due to diminished capacity. At least one account also states that he had contracted tuberculosis. His symptoms as described are also consistent with those of advanced syphillis, and one account states he had paresis f the brain. By August of 1912 he was confined to a sanatorium near Chicago. In January of 1914, two friends from Camden, policemen Wright Cox and Albert Keaser, arranged fro him to be sent back to New Jersey to be near his mother and sister. Danny Green was admitted to the Camden County Insane Asylum at Lakeland, where he passed away on November 9, 1914. He was survived by his son Edward Green, who was attending school in Chicago, a sister, and his mother. 


Minors Batting
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1896 19 Carlisle CMVL Ind   31     19 31 9 2 1   1               47          
1897 20 Springfield EL A   124   529 134 159 28 17 6   45       .301   .452   239          
1898 21 Springfield EL A   87   356 66 115 20 9 7   27       .323   .489   174     2    
                                                         
1906 29 Milwaukee AA A   150   551   177 34 9 8           .321   .459   253          
1907 30 Milwaukee AA A   150   562   143 30 4 3           .254   .338   190          
1908 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs A   129   441   106 6 1 0           .240   .082   36          
1908 31 Sioux City WL A   79   265   78                 .294                  
1908 31 Milwaukee AA A   50   176   28 6 1 0           .159   .205   36          
1909 32 Sioux City WL A   61   190   43 5 0 2           .226   .284   54          
1910 33 Burlington CENA D   44   159   39 8 2 1           .245   .340   54          
8 Seasons       776 2790 2788 219 813 140 44 28   73       .292 .292 .376 .667 1047     2    
D (1 season)   D   44 159 159   39 8 2 1           .245 .245 .340 .585 54          
Ind (1 season)   Ind   31     19 31 9 2 1   1               47          
A (6 seasons)   A   701 2631 2629 200 743 123 40 26   72       .283 .283 .360 .642 946     2  

Major League Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1898 21 CHC NL 47 199 188 26 59 4 3 4 27 12 7 14 .314 .342 .431 .773 121 81 1 3 O
1899 22 CHC NL 117 525 475 90 140 12 11 6 56 18 35 50 .295 .352 .404 .756 109 192 7 8 *O
1900 23 CHC NL 103 419 389 63 116 21 5 5 49 28 17 36 .298 .339 .416 .755 111 162 7 6 *O
1901 24 CHC NL 133 586 537 82 168 16 12 6 61 31 40 60 .313 .364 .421 .785 130 226 3 6 *O
1902 25 CHW AL 129 565 481 77 150 16 11 0 62 35 53 40 .312 .388 .391 .779 121 188 7 24 *O
1903 26 CHW AL 135 568 499 75 154 26 7 6 62 29 47 58 .309 .375 .425 .800 145 212 6 16 *O
1904 27 CHW AL 147 622 536 83 142 16 10 2 62 28 63 77 .265 .352 .343 .695 124 184 9 14 *O
1905 28 CHW AL 112 454 379 56 92 13 6 0 44 11 53 51 .243 .345 .309 .653 111 117 6 16 *O
8 Yrs 923 3938 3484 552 1021 124 65 29 423 192 315 386 .293 .359 .391 .750 122 1362 46 93
162 Game Avg. 162 691 611 97 179 22 11 5 74 34 55 68 .293 .359 .391 .750 122 239 8 16
CHC (4 yrs) 400 1729 1589 261 483 53 31 21 193 89 99 160 .304 .352 .416 .768 118 661 18 23
CHW (4 yrs) 523 2209 1895 291 538 71 34 8 230 103 216 226 .284 .366 .370 .736 126 701 28 70
AL (4 yrs) 523 2209 1895 291 538 71 34 8 230 103 216 226 .284 .366 .370 .736 126 701 28 70
NL (4 yrs) 400 1729 1589 261 483 53 31 21 193 89 99 160 .304 .352 .416 .768 118 661 18 23

Springfield Massachusetts
Republican
April 14, 1897


Springfield Massachusetts Republican
July 25, 1897

 
 

Springfield Massachusetts Republican
February 7, 1898

 
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 3, 1898


Cincinatti Post - September 19, 1898


1900 Census

Taken in June of 1900, Danny Green, wife Anna and son Edward were living in the 600 block on Van Buren Street in Chicago, in the same building as teamate Virgil "Ned" Garvin 


 


 


Portland Oregonian - August 1, 1912


New Orleans Item - August 4, 1912


Springfield, Massachusetts Republican
 August 7, 1912


Springfield, Massachusetts Republican
 August 7, 1912


Omaha World Herald
August 11, 1912
By Miles Greenleaf


Rockford, Illinois Republic January 19, 1914

 


Washington DC Evening Star - January 19, 1914

...continued...

Wright Cox - Al Keaser

 

Springfield Massachusetts
Republican
January 21, 1914

Wid Conroy - Harry Gleason - Kid Gleason
Jim Callahan - Harry Davis - Dan Murphy
Eddie Plank - Chief Bender
Camden Mudhens

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 10, 1914

Wright Cox - Albert Keaser - Jimmy Callahan - Ed Walsh
Danny Green - Charles Comiskey


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