Sam Agnew, Catcher - 1910 Baseball Card (catalog # Obat T212) Card shows minor league Los Angeles baseball player uniform
Born in Missouri - One of the leading catchers during the dead ball era, Samuel Agnew was a stalwart backstop for the old St. Louis Browns. He worked in over 100 games for three consecutive seasons in an era when catchers’ gloves were primitive at best, 1913-1915.
In December of 1915, Sam Agnew was sold to the Boston Red Sox and enjoyed winning successes almost immediately. In 1918 as the team’s regular starting backstop he played in 72 games and helped guide the Red Sox pitchers to the pennant. Although Sam Agnew failed to get a hit in 9 at bats in the Boston Red Sox World Series win in six games over the Chicago Cubs, he and fellow teammate catcher Wally Schang were credited with playing very solid defensively.