1875 Keokuk Westerns

Billy Barnie played catcher and right field for Keokuk, and after the 1875 season went to the Mutuals. He went on to become a manager. Barnie’s last major league team he managed for a full season was the 1897 Brooklyn Bridegrooms.
After playing first base in Keokuk, Jack Carbine was second baseman in Boston. In 1876 he was a member of the Louisville Grays, Louisville’s first major league team.
Mike Golden pitched all 13 games for the Keokuk Westerns. He finished up the rest of the 1875 season as catcher for the Chicago White Stockings. He also was a member of the 1877 Indianapolis Blues. The Blues was a minor league team in the League Alliance. Golden finished his career with Milwaukee in 1878.
Wally Goldsmith was third baseman, and Riley short stop, for the new amateur club in Quincy, Illinois.
Jim Hall was a substitute player for one game in the outfield.
Jimmy Hallinan played first base for the Mutuals after playing short stop in Keokuk. He went to the Mutuals with Billy Barnie.
Keokuk’s left fielder, Charley Jones, was one of the National League’s best sluggers until he was blackballed in 1880. Jones’ death was a mystery. He disappeared without a trace and his death date and place are unknown. Rumor has it he was killed by lightning in 1910, but this story is not believed to be true.
Joe Miller, Keokuk’s second baseman, left and became the second baseman for the Chicago White Stockings. In 1883 he was a member of the Northwestern League Champion Toledo Blue Stockings.
Paddy Quinn played eleven games as catcher for the Westerns.
Keokuk right fielder Pigtail Billy Riley spent the rest of the 1875 season with the new amateur club in Quincy, Illinois as short stop, along with Wally Goldsmith at third base. He was also a member of the 1877 Indianapolis Blues. He was also a member of the 1879 Cleveland Blues.
Joe Simmins, Keokuk outfielder, was a member of the 1871 Chicago White Stockings.

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