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Old 02-02-2009, 07:24 PM
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Posted By: Jason L

Good evening!
I would like to make a small request to the all-knowing Board. I am looking for any knowledge or records that might be available for a player by the name of Ben T. Elkins.

I don't know what team or league he played for, -only that he played in 1928.
My checks of Baseball-Reference.com shows he never played in the majors. My checks through the 1900-1958 PCL reference book I have didn't show anything either.

Can anyone shed some light on where I might find info on this mystery man of the pre-war era?

Thanks in advance!
Jason

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:07 PM
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Posted By: Jason

A quick bump to ask if anyone out there might have access to minor league data.

I am looking for a pro ballplayer named Ben T. Elkins.
I don't know what team or league he played for or in.
He would have played in 1928 or thereabouts.

I suspect on the West Coast, but it could also be Victoria Denver, Houston, or Greenville. how's that for narrowing it down?


Does anyone out there have a lookup capability for pre-war minor league data?
Perhaps he is in a pre-war card set? like Zeenuts or something?

Thanks in advance!!!
Jason

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:16 PM
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Posted By: Dan Bretta

There is nobody with that name in the Minor League database. Perhaps he was a semipro player? Lots of big companies (in the west it could have been an oil company) had semipro clubs and I suppose a baseball bat could have been made by LS for a guy like that.

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:46 PM
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Posted By: Jason L

You see right thru me...
Thank you for checking that for me.

Yes, I think that is where my quest will lead.
perhaps a big shot on the S.F. Stock Exchange semi-pro team of the era.

the bat with his name side-written on it is quite a mysterious antique. A heavy 40oz example, it has nails driven into one side of the barrel, a mailing label from the SF Stock Exchange, a few more nails in the handle, Elkins' signature....
anyway, thanks for checking

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