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Tully Frederick "Topsy" Hartsel (June 26, 1874 – October 14, 1944) was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball. He was born in Polk, Ohio, and played for the Louisville Colonels (1898–99), Cincinnati Reds (1900), Chicago Orphans (1901) and Philadelphia Athletics (1902–11), with whom he won the World Series in 1910. On September 10, 1901, he established the record for putouts by a left fielder in a nine-inning game, with 11 against the Brooklyn Superbas.

Topsy Hartsel
Topsy Hartsel.jpg
Topsy Hartsel, circa 1911
Outfielder
Born: (1874-06-26)June 26, 1874
Polk, Ohio
Died: October 14, 1944(1944-10-14) (aged 70)
Toledo, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 14, 1898, for the Louisville Colonels
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1911, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.276
Home runs31
Runs batted in341
Teams
Career highlights and awards

In a 14 year, 1356 game major league career, Hartsel recorded a .276 batting average with 826 runs, 31 home runs, 341 RBI, 247 stolen bases and 837 base on balls. His career fielding percentage as an outfielder was .956. In the 1905 and 1910 World Series, he hit .227 (5-for-22).

Hartsel died in Toledo, Ohio, on October 14, 1944.

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