Gaspar broke in with Duluth in 1905 and after playing with three other minor league
teams was drafted by the Reds in 1908. He was released to Toronto in mid-1912 but
refused to report and was suspended. Gaspar remained out of the game until 1914 when
he joined Sioux City (Western League). He was named manager of Sioux City in mid-1915.
He retired from the game in 1919.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 23, 1909: In the 6th inning of the Reds-Pirates game in Pittsburgh, Honus Wagner steps across the plate to the other batter's box as Reds P Harry Gaspar delivers the ball. Umpire Bill Klem refuses to call him out. The Pirates win 2-1, but Reds manager Clark Griffith protests and acting NL president John Heydler backs Klem. But the league will override Heydler and Klem and order the game replayed September 20th. The Pirates will win again, by a score of 4-3.