Fort Wayne’s All-Time Greatest Series: Chick Stahl, outfield
Stahl is the man who caught the first out in World Series history, snagging Ginger Beaumont’s fly ball in 1903. A native of Avilla, Stahl went from amateur ball in Fort Wayne to starring in the outfield with the Boston Braves and Boston Pilgrims from 1897 through 1906. He hit .357 as a rookie and finished a 10-year career with a .305 career average with 36 home runs and 622 RBI. He also hit 118 triples and stole 189 bases. One of his highlights was hitting three triples in the 1903 World Series, though his team lost the title.