Flick, Elmer

Elmer Harrison Flick
Born: January 11, 1876, Bedford, Ohio
Died: January 9, 1971, Bedford, Ohio
Played For: 
Philadelphia Phillies (1898-1901), Philadelphia Athletics (1902), Cleveland Indians (1902-1910)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1963

Described by longtime Philadelphia writer Francis Richter as "one of the most promising youngsters the Phillies had ever had," Elmer Flick replaced the injured Sam Thompson in the Philadelphia outfield and remained a Major Leaguer for the next 13 seasons. In four full years with the Phillies, Flick averaged .345, batting a career best .378 in 1900. In nine seasons with the Cleveland Naps, the speedster led the American League in stolen bases twice, triples three times and earned a batting title in 1905.

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Did You Know: 
that following the 1907 season, Elmer Flick was nearly traded to Detroit for future Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb, but Cleveland management turned down the deal?
Flick is going to make the outfielders hustle to hold their positions. He is the fastest and most promising youngster the Phillies have ever had.
veteran Philadelphia scribe, Francis Richter