While reviewing family papers I find a reference to a David Force who played baseball for the "Canaries"? Is there anyway I can locate records on this person?
Your relative did in fact play professional baseball for a short lived team in Baltimore called the Canaries. This team only was in existance from 1872-1874. Known as "Davy Force" he played professional baseball between 1871-1886 in a variety of teams. He was born David W. Force in New York, N.Y, and died in Englewood, NJ in 1918 according to www.Retrosheet.org For a complete listing of his statistics use the following link: http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/F/Pforcd101.htm Retrosheet.org is very useful for those searching for a baseball connection on a surname they are researching. If you reuire more information you may wish to contact the Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown, N.Y.