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Alphonso Delanty, pitched for the Pittsburg Nationals, and in 1888 starred in the world series games between his team, and the Boston Beans. He was orphaned at the age of 7 when his father and mother were killed in a tragic babycoach accident. He did start game 3 that year but was relieved in the 6th inning and got a 'no-decision'.


Geez renyag, and you call yourself a sports fan? How could you forget about Elijah "Little Train" Dunwoody, the ambidextrous pitcher for the Sasquahenta entry in the American Association. In 1916 he pitched consecutive no hitters on back to back days in the fall classic against Peoria by alternating arms on every pitch.

He was orphaned many years later when his 108 year old mother passed away peacefully in her sleep. (The passengers riding in her car didn't go quite so quietly)
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