Daly was the lone catcher on the Chicago club that made the world tour of 1888-89.
Although he was considered a good receiver, his arm was suspect, and Chicago dealt
him to Washington. He moved to the infield with Brooklyn and played mostly second
base after 1892. He went on to manage in the high minor leagues and scout for the
Indians and Yankees.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 26, 1901:
At Brooklyn, the Pirates lose 16-3. Tommy Daly has five hits including four long hits for Brooklyn-3 doubles and a triple. He adds a stolen base, one of seven in the game. In September he'll have another five hit game.
»August 8, 1901: At the Polo Grounds, the Giants and Brooklyn split two, Brooklyn winning the opener, 3-0, before losing the nitecap to Christy Mathewson, 4-1. Brooklyn threatens in the 6th, putting two on with no outs, but Matty K's Cozy Dolan, allows a single, then strikes out Tom Daly and Bill Dahlen to end the threat.
»April 28, 1902: Outfielder Jimmy Sheckard of the AL Baltimore Orioles jumps the team and returns to the NL, the first American Leaguer to jump to the NL. In his short stay in the AL, Sheckard had been constantly razzed by fans about his contract jumping. White Sox president Comiskey says, We don't want Sheckard in our league. He has broken too many contracts." President Tom Daly of the Ball Players' Protective Association echoes the sentiments. "Our organization is unalterably opposed to such tactics as Sheckard has made use of. I am glad he has gone back to Brooklyn, for while he is a great ball player and a nice fellow personally we do not countenance violating a written contract as he has done. I suppose (Ned) Hanlon scared him into jumping." With Sheckard (and his $1,000 signing bonus gone) Orioles manager John McGraw will play 3B with Kelly moving to CF.