You know the Detroit and St. Louis met in the World Series twice before this one. They also played before it was called the World Series. The great grandson of one member of the Cardinals’ team digs the family tree.
"Doc" Bushong spent several years in the 19th century major leagues, but he wasn’t really considered "respectable" until he hung up his spikes and became a dentist.
It’s one piece of family trivia that keeps Steve Bushong busy researching his great-grandpa’s life. The Iowa man has also been collecting anything he can find with Doc’s picture on it.
Doc played on the 1887 St. Louis Browns team that met the Detroit Wolverines in a 15-game championship series.
His obit was small, but his life was full of adventures.