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Baseball Player
    (October 6, 1854-October 19, 1924)
    Born in Washington, District of Columbia
    Birth name is Charles Snyder
    Catcher for the Washington Blue Legs (1873), Baltimore Canaries (1874), Philadelphia White Stockings (1875), Louisville Grays (1876-1877), Boston Red Caps (1878-1879, 1881), Cincinnati Red Stockings (1882-1886), Cleveland Spiders (1887-1889), Cleveland Infants (1890) and the Washington Statesmen (1891)
    Manager for the Cincinnati Red Stockings (1882-1884) and the Washington Statesmen (1891)
    Umpired 390 games
    He was a journeyman player.
    He lost his first game as a player-manager to the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 9-10.
    He holds the all-time Major League career record of 685 errors as a catcher.
    He also holds the all-time Major League career record of 647 passed balls.
    His only season with the Statesmen was a disappointment.
    He played for two teams that were based in his hometown.
    The Red Stockings won the AA Pennant in his first year with the team as a player-manager.
    He has been considered one of the brilliant 19th century baseball catchers.
    He was a season league leader in four defensive categories for catchers, fielding percentage (1877-1879), assists (1876-1877, 1879), putouts (1878-1879, 1882) and double plays (1877, 1879, 1888).
    He was a member of the Boston Red Caps team that won the 1878 NL Pennant.

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