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Adonis Terry

Adonis Terry (Baseball.  Born, Westfield, MA, Aug. 7, 1864; died, Milwaukee, WI, Feb. 24, 1915.)  A righthanded pitcher and outfielder, William H. Terry was noted for his handsome looks that not only earned him his nickname but also a legion of female fans.  Terry was a standout with Charles Byrne’s Brooklyn club of 1884 when […]

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