Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nashua Telegraph, January 29, 1912

Ashenbach was forty years old and a twenty-two year veteran of baseball when he arrived at this grim fate. Let's hope the home team was having a good season.


  1. Ashenbach died just a few weeks later, on February 16th, at the same detention hospital. The New York Times observed his passing with a short paragraph, in which they credit Ashenbach with discovering legendary New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson. "Discoverer of Matty Dead," the headline read.

    (thanks to Sean Howe for sending the clipping)

  2. As far as mental illness goes, that's not such a bad type to suffer from.