1898 - Philadelphia to Detroit
Summary: Kid Elberfeld move from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Detroit Tigers. After punching an Umpire on August 1, he is banned from playing for the season, but the ban does not stick. His nicknames include "Brownie" and "Baby" Elberfeld.
1898 - Spalding's base ball guide from 1899 - List Elberfeld's batting average for Detroit in the Western League
March 20, 1898 - The Times - Richmond, VA - Elberfeld Popular in the Quaker City - Elberfeld is sustaining the reputation he gained in the Atlantic League, and promises to fill third base to the entire satisfaction of the cranks, as his work is little less than phenomenal. His stops and base throwing are simply great, and enough to keep the bleachers filled with enthusiasm all the time. If he keeps on he will be the star player. - Philadelphia Times.
March 24, 1898 - The Times, Philadelphia, PA - Article about Kid Elberfeld
April 20, 1898 - The Cincinnati Enquirer - Article on Elberfeld's injury
July 3, 1898 - Richmond Dispatch, VA - Elberfeld has gone to pieces and doubtless will be released by Philadelphia.
- July 12, 1898: Sent from the Philadelphia Phillies to Detroit (Western) in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
July 14, 1898 - Reading Times, PA - Detroit is not anxious to have third baseman Elberfeld and Phildelphia has accordingly given him the usual ten-days notice.
July 19, 1898 - Kansas City Journal, MO - Detroit, Mich., July 18 - Elberfeld, the short stop Stallings secured from Philadelphia, made his first appearance to-day, and played an excellent game.
August 2, 1898 - The Times - Philadelphia, PA - See That He Does Not Play - Detroit, August 1 - In the first inning to-day Elberfeld questioned a decision of Haskell's, and the umpire ordered him to the bench. This angered the shortstop and he punched Haskel in the face several times, splitting his upper lip and marking his eye. Manager Vanderbeck says Elberfeld will play no more with the team this season after such a disgraceful action.
September 4, 1898 - The Richmond Displatch, VA - Elberfeld is playing a great game for Detroit at shortstop, in the Western League.
September 17, 1898 - The Cincinnati Enquirer, OH - Minneapolis, Minn., September 16. - Detroit made it two straight from Minneapolis this afternoon. Briggs, for the visitors, struck out eight men. Elberfeld, the Tigers' little shortstop, was hit in the eye by a pitched ball the first time up and Beam took his place.