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Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Mahlon Duckett

It's a fun thing, to beat a legend without being one.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Henry Zeiher

The original "Whitey" would go on to play for the future Phillies' whiniest rivals. Also, he was terrible.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Jake Virtue

Dirty tricks and maimed teammates highlighted the career of defensive virtuoso Jake Virtue.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Shorty Wetzel

Cloaked in mystery, George "Shorty" Wetzel may never have been who we thought he was.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Abe Wolstenholme

Some people touch history only briefly; others, not at all.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Zeke Wrigley

One infielder showed that sarcasm was a welcome quality in teammates from any era.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Eddie Stanky

One tiny little man forced himself on baseball in a way that set the bar for the sport's many subsequent "scrappy" players.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Highball Wilson

Sometimes a little hair 'o the dog is just what you need to sleep through a literal trainwreck.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Oyster Burns

Oyster Burns' career was full of wondrous accolades and being told to shut the hell up.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: Ed Sixsmith

No comical nickname this time; just a Civil War-born fellow who caught three innings for the Quakers.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: "Phenomenal" Smith

Philadelphia was the birthplace of the world's best reason people shouldn't come up with their own nickname.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: "Socks" Seibold

Some men just don't know when to give up. Others are named "Socks." One man was both.

Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts: "Yank" Robinson

In the first entry to an offseason series on baseball players born in Philadelphia who didn't necessarily stay there, we look at a fielder with solid instincts who chose to deny himself one of the sport's small luxuries - a glove.