The Simpsons and Baseball by BarkerC

Question 12

In "Homer at the Bat" (it's just that good), Mr. Burns has an original lineup of legends including Mordecai Brown, Gabby Street, Cap Anson, Nap Lajoie, Pie Traynor, Honus Wagner, Joe Jackson, Harry Hooper and this man, Burns' choice for right fielder who Smithers notes "has been dead for 130 years." Name this legend of the amateur era, considered by many to be the first professional player, and thus, fittingly, the first ringer.

Jim Creighton