1905 - Highlanders
1905 - Spalding's Base Ball Guide (Pub 1905) - Elberfeld's batting average for New York of the American League as .262
*Feb 2, 1905 - Hugh Jennings‚ now managing Baltimore in the Eastern League‚ is admitted to the Maryland bar after completing law studies at Cornell. In two weeks Yankees OF Dave Fultz‚ a Columbia graduate‚ passes the New York bar exam. Fultz will suffer a late September collision with teammate Kid Elberfeld‚ breaking his nose and jaw‚ and retire at 31. In 1912 he will organize and lead the Players' Fraternity.
February 5, 1905 - The Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL - Special Plays
March 10, 1905 - The Cincinnati Enquirer - Montgomery, Ala. - Elberfeld is still among the missing, and no word has been received from him. He has passed the winter on his farm in Tennessee, near Chattanooga. He imagines he has a grievance with the club over the salary question, but Griffith has wired him to join the team here, as the matter can be settled here as well as in New York. The kid is a headstrong, stubborn bit of humanity, however, and has as yet refused to answer.
March 14, 1905 - The Indianapolis New, IN - Elberfeld Ignores Call to Practice - New York, March 14 - In the fastness of his mountain home in Tennessee "Kid" Elberfeld, the scrappy little shortstop of the Highlanders, is ignoring the call for spring practice at Montgomery, and Manager Griffith is wroth. Whether the "Kid" is indulging in one of his customary periods of gloom and depression, or whether he in not satisfied with the terms offered him is a question which puzzles officials of the New York club. Elberfeld has not returned his contract, and apparently he is not open to correspondence.
March 17, 1905 - The Evening World, NYC, NY - Montgomery, Ala., March 17 - Norman Elberfeld, the king of short-stops, arrived to-day in time to take part in the third game between the Highlanders and the locals. The little chap is hard as steel and just springy after working all winter on his farm out West. Nobody in the ball club had anything on him when the ball for in circulation. As the Kid handled the what pellet for the first time since last season he gave yell of delight. "I feel as though I could play a whole week without going to sleep," he said.
April 5, 1905 - The Evening World, NYC NY - Elberfeld and Pink Eye
April 9, 1905 - The Wichita Daily Eagle - When the season closed last year Elberfeld had a stiff middle joint on the forefinger of his right hand. In the winter the stiffness disappeared. The cure was an original one. Milking cows, Elberfeld says, restored the joint to its normal condition. Elberfeld, be it known, is a Tennessee farmer and an authority on live stock.
May 7. 1905 - The Scranton Republican, PA - Rube Wadell stated, "Sometimes you run against a fellow who can hit anything you pitch. Lajoi and Keeler don't worry me much, but the one who always makes me look cheap is "Kid" Elberfeld, who is with Clark Griffith's New York team. He can hit anything I throw over, and so now when he comes up I cut 'em straight over and take my chance at some field being in the way"
May 19, 1905 - The Washington Post, DC - Norman Elberfeld, of the Highlanders, has such a bad case of charley horse that he has gone to Hot Springs, Va., to get himself into condition.
May 17, 1905 - Reading, PA Eagle - Notes: Norman Elberfeld sent word to Manager Griffith, of the New York Americans that he will join the team next week. Griffith also expects Chase, his new first baseman, to report. He is badly in need of a guardian of the initial sack.
June 3, 1905 - The Evening World, NYC, NY - Elberfeld's Charley Horse Cure
June 3, 1905 - The Washington Post, DC - It is said the the New York Americans are anxious to get rid of Kid Elberfeld.
June 4, 1905 - The Washington Post - The alleged deal by the Highlanders to trade Elberfeld for Harry Howell of St. Louis, is undoubtedly off. Howell is making good for the Browns, while Elberfeld is a hard man to handle.
June 5, 1905 - The Evening World NYC NY - Elberfeld Plays Again
June 28, 1905 - The Davie Record, Mocksville, NC - Elberfeld has been laid off by New York without pay until he can get into shape.
July 5, 1905 - The Evening World, NYC, NY - Elberfeld Helps Highlanders
July 14, 1905 - Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) - Elberfeld Fight - fanciful description
July 15, 1905 - The Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL - During the game Elberfeld was spiked, and Dougherty hurt his hand running into the fence. Both retired to the clubhouse to be patched up, Elberfeld resuming his position.
August 8, 1905 - The Daily Republican, Monongahela, PA - From standing on his toes at short field, Elberfeld (Am.) has hardened a set of leg muscles that keep his heels off the ground at all times.
August 12, 1905 - The Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL - Elberfeld Wins the Game
April 17, 1905 - The Washington Post, DC - Norman Elberfeld, the little Tennessee shortstop of the Highlanders, is an ideal infielder - full of ginger always, and sometimes almost pugnacioues, but that helps win many games.
August 21, 1905 - The Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL - Elberfeld Thrown Out
August 22, 1905 - The Minneapolis Journal, MN - Elberfeld Threatens to Quit
August 22, 1905 - Chicago Daily Tribune - Elberfeld was notified just before the game that President Ban Johnson had suspended him indefinitely for his rowdy conduct in the game on Sunday.
August 24, 1905 - The Washington Post - Story of Elberfeld's Suspension
August 26, 1905 - Chicago Daily Tribune, IL - Scores of fans yesterday were discussing the fact that Shortstop Elberfeld of the Highlanders was reinstated Thursday after only three days' suspension for his attack on Umpire McCarthy here on Sunday, and President Johnson's system of suppressing rowdyism came in for some hard knocks.
April 26, 1905 - The Washington Post - Came Near to Hurting Stahl - Elberfeld, the third out in the fifth inning, hit to Cassidy, who threw him out at first. Elberfeld made a reckless slide for the bag and came near to hurting Stahl. It was a sensational procedure and anything but clean ball playing.
September 30, 1905 - California Baseball: from the Pioneers to the Glory Years - Chris Goode - On September 30, shortstop Kid Elberfeld collided with outfielder Dave Fultz while chasing a fly. The collision was horrific. Fultz broke his nose and jaw and would never play in the major leagues again! Elberfeld required stitches and sat out the remainder of the season. Manager Clark Griffith turned to Chase to fill in at shortstop for one game until he could sign another player to take Elberfeld's place. The Highlanders faded down the stretch and finished sixth, perhaps due to the loss of their shortstop and outfielder.
October 1, 1905 - The New York Tribune, NY - Elberfeld and Fultz Injured in Collision, season ended for Kid
October 2, 1905 - The Washington Post, DC - Elberfeld and Fultz Recovering
October 17, 1905 - Fort Wayne Daily News, IN - Elberfeld, the New York shortstop, will probably be playing in St. Louis next season. He is dissatisfied with the Yankee management, and as McAleer is his personal friend he should do much better work in the Missouri town.
October 25, 1905 - The Washington Post, DC - Elberfeld has gone to his home in the moonshine district of Tennessee to nurse the injuries received in the collision with Dave Fultz, and to help nurse the kids.
October 25, 1905 - The Washington Post, DC - One of the most surprising announcements mad this fall is that Manager Griffith, of the Highlanders, is going to trade Elberfeld fo the St. Louis Browns for little Harry Gleason and a big wad of money. This report is untrue. Manager Griffith has denied it himself, and the absurdity of such a deal should be sufficient to put the rumor monger to rout.
November 8, 1905 - The Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL - Elberfeld is in Albion View, Tenn.
November 16, 1905 - Albuquerque Citizen, NM - The talk that Elberfeld was to be sold or traded by the New York Americans died away when the Owner Frank Farrell said Elby had signed a contract for next season, and that he would be found in his old time position at short.
December 2, 1905 - The Pittsburgh Press - Clarke Griffith, manager of the New York Americans, declares that there is no chance for Norman Elberfeld to get away from him, and the former Cincinnatian will be found at short for the Highlanders again next year.