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Who is Neal Ball?
Neal Ball: Cornelius "Neal" Ball was an American baseball shortstop who played seven seasons in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Highlanders, Cleveland Naps and Boston Red Sox from 1907 to 1913. Although his primary position was shortstop, Ball played at second base, third base and in the outfield as well. He is most famous for being the first player to turn an unassisted triple play in Major League Baseball history on July 19, 1909.
- born on (134 years ago) in Grand Haven
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Baseball player
- died on (58 years ago) in Bridgeport
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Exploring America's Highways (2004)
Michigan Trip Trivia by Michael Heim
Prominent People National League baseball player Neal Ball is a Grand Haven native. The right-handed Cleveland infielder executed the major leagues' first unassisted triple play, catching a liner, doubling one Red Sox runner off second, ...
by Lyle Spatz
July: Shortstop Neal Ball of the Cleveland Naps executes an unassisted triple play. 1910 14 April: President William Howard Taft begins a presidential tradition by throwing out the first ball at the Washington Senators opening game. 19 July: ...
by Paul Dickson
“Neal Ball the redoubtable 'box artist' of the Holland independent team” (Detroit Tribune, Aug. 17; Peter Morris). boxball Syn. of box baseball. box baseball An urban form of baseball played with two contestants, a rubber ball, and no bat on a ...
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