Henry Clay “Ted” Baldwin

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Henry Clay “Ted” Baldwin
Baseball • Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford native Henry Clay “Ted” Baldwin spent eight active seasons in professional baseball from 1914 to 1929. Baldwin appeared in six games in a short run as an infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1927, hitting for a .313 average with 5 hits in 16 at-bats. This was his only chance in the major leagues.

Baldwin played the remainder of his active career in the minor leagues, spending four seasons (1923-26) with the Seattle Indians of the Pacific Coast League. The third baseman/outfielder had his best season with the bat in 1924 when he hit .299 with 277 base hits in 758 at-bats in 196 games. Baldwin appeared in 970 minor league games with 3,310 at-bats and 907 base-hits for a career .295 batting average.
Baldwin ended his professional career in 1929 as a player-manager for the majority of the season with the Portland Mariners of the class B New England League. The team finished fifth with a 61-64 record.
After baseball Baldwin owned and operated a dairy farm near West Chester, PA where he also raised fox hunting dogs and show horses. He was well-known throughout the county for his fox hunters and horses. He died from cancer on February 24, 1964 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester. Henry Clay Baldwin (Ted) was 69 years of age.

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