i learned while writing the sunday morning target dodger post that (hopefully) published earlier today that jimmy sheckard (or sheckhard, if you believe the 1990 target card below)
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the relationship between brooklyn and baltimore brought on by ned hanlon's involvement in both teams has created a few of these situations. in sheckard's case, he played for brooklyn in 1897 and 1989, playing in a total of 118 games. prior to the 1899 season, he was sent to baltimore where he led the league in stolen bases with 77. he was back in brooklyn with the team now known as the superbas for the 1900 season, and he hit an even .300 in 85 games for the league champions.
after a strong 1901 season in which he hit .354 and led the league with 19 triples, sheckard was again sent to baltimore. however, he played in just four games for the american league version of the orioles in 1902 before he was returned to brooklyn. this time, sheckard stuck around for four full seasons, including a good 1903 campaign in which he led the league in both home runs and stolen bases, before the superbas traded him to the cubs prior to the 1906 season. he went on to help the cubbies win the world series in both 1907 and 1908 before ending his career in 1913 with a season split between the cardinals and the reds.
here's to you, mr. robinson
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