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SPECIAL REPORT: THE BASEBALL ALLIANCE HALF-CENTURY TEAM, 1870-1919

The British Baseball Writers and Authors Association (BBBWAA) conducted a poll and announced their choices for the best players at each position during the first fifty years of Baseball Alliance competition (* indicates player is in the Hall of Fame).

Empire League

C: Robert Burman,* Liverpool (1871-85), Islington (1885-87)
1B: Robin Broughton, Liverpool (1899-1905), Bradford (1906-09), London (1909-11), Birmingham (1912), Glasgow (1912-13)
2B: Bill Younger, Salford (1899-1917)
3B: Roger Britten, Nottingham (1900-present)
SS: Bill Llewellyn,* Edinburgh (1894-1912)
LF: Doug Burman,* Dublin (1894-1904), Westminster (1905-08), Birmingham (1909-11)
CF: Bryan Conway, Birmingham (1892-1912, 1916)
RF: Logan "Sugar" MacLay, Edinburgh (1891-1902), Sheffield (1903-07)

LHP: Ben George,* Lambeth (1881-82), Newcastle (1882-91), Leeds (1892-97)
RHP: William Isaacs,* Westminster (1885-1900)
Reliever: Toomey "Lumpy" Munroe, Portsmouth (1903-17), Dublin (1917-18)

Manager: Eric Bellairs, Westminster (1900-present)

Dominion Association

C: Christopher Mytton,* Glasgow (1884-1901)
1B: Dougal Mabbitt, Stoke (1898-1915)
2B: Charlie "Wagon Tongue" Shield,* Glasgow (1872-87)
3B: Harry Kerry, Manchester (1875-87), Leeds (1887-88), Lambeth (1887-88, 1890-91)
SS: Patrick Allmark,* Lambeth (1893-1910)
LF: Donagh Hankinson, Sheffield (1907-19), Hull (1919-present)
CF: Liam Walsh, Kensington (1894-1905), London (1905-06), Edinburgh (1906-09), Hull (1909-11)
RF: William "Gaffer" Love,* Leeds (1894-1914)

LHP: George Carrudders,* Islington (1877-95)
RHP: Aaron "Fatty" Trethewey,* Sheffield (1879-96)
Reliever: Kyle "Sunshine" Eden, Dublin (1905-07), Glasgow (1908-16), Edinburgh (1917-18), Leicester (1918)

Manager: Albert Francombe, Manchester (1870-79, 1884-88), Glasgow (1883)

Batter of the Half-Century: William "Gaffer" Love
Pitcher of the Half-Century: George Carrudders

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