Saturday, March 7, 2009

Michael Riley "Doc" Powers (1870-1909)

On April 12, 1909, Powers was injured during the first game played in Philadelphia's Shibe Park while chasing a foul pop-up. He sustained internal injuries from the collision and died from complications two weeks later. It is thought that he was the first Major Leaguer to suffer a fatal on-field injury. The only other player to die from an on-field incident was Ray Chapman in 1920.

I'm looking to acquire this postcard pictured below. If anyone can help please email me at


My Wantlist. Current as of May 10, 2009

1906 Sporting Life Postcard of Detroit Tigers

1906 Ullman Postcards, 1905 New York Giants World Champions Harry (Henry) Mathewson

1909 Obak T212-1 Eagan

1907 Grignon Chicago Cubs Postcards

1911 Zeenuts Bernard, Bohen, Fullerton and Halla

1 comment:

  1. If you get more than one reply to this, let me know. Doc was my great grandfather!