Anson, Adrian Constantine (ănˈsən) [key], 1851–1922, American baseball player-manager, known usually as "Cap" Anson, b. Marshalltown, Iowa. For most of his career he played with the Chicago club of the National League and was four times league batting champion. As manager (1879–97), he led the team to five pennants. In 1939 he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame; his lifetime batting average was .339.
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