Photographs courtesy of David Clawson's
Hoisting the flag on opening day at new Swayne Field
1911 and 1912 featured future Hall of Famer Elmer Flick and Shortstop Ray Chapman who hit .310 average and scored 101 runs with 22 doubles and 13 triples. Chapman would later be the first Major Leaguer ever killed during a baseball game when he was hit in the head by a pitch. The team continued to play until 1914, when the team moved to Cleveland temporarily to block the move of the Federal League into League Park. The team played as the Cleveland Spiders and Cleveland Bearcats during those years.