Baseball player, Malcolm Eason, Chicago Cubs, holding a baseball over his head.
1902 Photo of Malcolm Eason, baseball player for the National League Chicago Cubs, standing on the baseball field at West Side Grounds in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. Mal Eason is holding a baseball over his head. SDN-000277, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A right-handed pitcher Mal Eason pitched during baseball’s dead ball era when the focus of the game was on the infield. He threw a curve ball and a spitball that was legal during this timeframe. During his six seasons in the majors he compiled a solid 3.39 earned run average, and completed 90 of 113 starts, working 944.1 innings. Nicknamed ‘Kid’