1917 Chattanooga Lookouts Manager
April 13, 1917 - The Day, New London, CT - Norman Elberfeld is Peppery Old Kid - Norman Elberfeld, the peppery old Tobasco Kid of the big leagues, and now the pilot of the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern league, is 41 today. The Kid has toned down a bit of late years, but he is still far from being a pacifist. Elberfeld has spent 20 years in baseball harness, beginning with Richmond in the Atlantic league in '97. He shortstopped for Detroit in the Western league in '98 and '99, was with the Reds for a little while, and began his long American league career with the Tigers in 1900. He was shortstop for the Yankees seven annums, and rounded out his career with Washington.