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Four Gravesite Pictures Added
Written by Steve Smith   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:23

Four new gravesite pictures have been added to the website.  All four are courtesy of Jim Simmelink.

Charlie Dexter was a 5'7" infielder who played in the majors from 1896-1903.  Charlie was born in Evansville IN and attended the University of the South in Sewanee TN.  His final four seasons in the minor leagues were in Des Moines and presumably he settled in Des Moines after his playing career ended.

Pat Donahue, a catcher, spent three years (1908-1910) of a 13 year playing career in the major leagues.  Pat was born in 1884 in Springfield OH and died in Springfield in 1966.  Why he was buried in Des Moines remains a mystery.

In a baseball career that began in 1896 and ended in 1906, Jesse Hoffmeister played only 48 games in the major leagues.  During his minor league career he played for a number of Iowa teams including Ottumwa, Waterloo and Oskaloosa.  He died in Des Moines in 1933 and is buried in Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Adrian Lynch was born in Laurens IA in 1897.  He attended Notre Dame and pitched in 5 games with the 1920 St. Louis Browns earning a 2-0 record with a 5.24 ERA.  He died in Davenport in 1934.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:24

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