Stewart, Joe

Primary Position: Relief pitcher
Birthplace: Monroe

First, Middle Names: Joseph Lawrence Nickname: Ace
Date of Birth:  March 11, 1879 Date and Place of Death: Feb. 10, 1913, Youngstown, OH
Burial: Suncrest Cemetery, Monroe, NC

High School: Unknown
College: Erskine College, Due West, SC

Bats: Unknown           Throws: R        Height and Weight: 5-11, 175
Debut Year: 1904       Final Year: 1904          Years Played: 1
Team and Year: Boston Beaneaters, 1904

Career Summary
G         W        L          Sv        ERA     IP         SO       WAR
2         0          0         0          9.64     9.1       1          -0.4

Though he appeared in only two major-league games, Joe Stewart spent much of his short life playing baseball.

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Chambers, Rome

Primary Position: Relief pitcher
Birthplace: Weaverville

First, Middle Names: Richard Jerome       Nicknames: Rome
Date of Birth: Aug. 31, 1875   Date and Place of Death: Aug. 30, 1902
Burial: Chambers Family Cemetery, Weaverville

High School: Undetermined
College: Weaver College, Weaverville

Bats: L Throws: L        Height and Weight: 6-2, 173
Debut Year: 1900        Final Year: 1900          Years Played: 1
Team and Year: Boston Beaneaters, 1900

Career Summary
G          W        L          Sv        ERA     IP         SO       WAR
1          0          0          0          11.25   4.0       2          -0.2

Rome Chambers was the third North Carolinian to play in the major leagues and the first from the state’s mountains. His stay was brief, a mere four innings in one game in 1900, but his manager liked what he saw and thought he’d be back after a bit of seasoning in the minors. Chambers didn’t get the chance. Two years later, he was dead, a day shy of his 27th birthday.

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