Short but sturdy (5'7", 190 lbs), Selbach was a regular outfielder with speed and
a good eye at the plate. He stole 334 bases and, with Washington in 1895, led the
NL in triples. He secured Boston's 1904 pennant (their second in a row) when, in
the next-to-last game of the season in New York, he raced in from left field to make
a knee-high catch of Kid Elberfeld
's hard liner, ending the game.