Douglass came to the majors in 1896 as the Cardinals' left fielder, but fielded only
.894, low even for those days, and had poor range. He was primarily a catcher in
1897, and hit .329. He was the everyday first baseman for the Phillies in 1898, and
hit .258 with 105 runs scored in his best season. Moved back and forth between catcher
and 1B in subsequent seasons, he was never again an everyday player.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 8, 1903:
Pittsburgh's Sam Leever shuts out the Phils, 2-0, beating Tully Sparks to keep the scoreless streak alive. It is Leever 2nd shut out during the Bucs' skein of 56 straight innings, and he will lead the NL with seven shutouts. Wagner is 2-for-3 and saves the shutout with a game-ending snag in left center of a line drive by pinch hitter Klondike Douglass.