Next up in my 1976 century celebration of the Major Leagues is former shortstop Davy Force:
Force first played in the National Association all four seasons between
1871-1875 before moving on to the newly formed Majors in 1876 with the
Philadelphia Athletics and New York Mutuals.
He’d end up playing through the 1886 season, putting together a nice
15-year career, though he only played in 1029 games over that time.
Nevertheless he’d bat .249 with 1059 hits in 4250 official at-bats, the
bulk of his Major League tenure playing for the Buffalo team between
1879 and 1885.