Mike "Eddie" Heydon
- Just returned from a motor trip through
eastern Iowa, Indiana, Michigan and
over the Mackinac Bridge and finally back home
to east-central Minnesota, having left June 19.
During the trip my wife and I were able to locate
the graves of the following players (in order), each of whom had
major league experience but also played in the American
1. Vive Lindaman at Charles City, Iowa
2. William Joseph Wagner at Waterloo, Iowa
3. Art Reinhart at Ackley, Iowa
4. Hal Trosky at Norway, Iowa
5. Al Van Camp at Davenport, Iowa
6. Al Epperly at Davenport, Iowa
7. George Stovall, Burlington, Iowa
8. Michael Edward "Eddie" (or Mike) Heydon
at Indianapolis, Indiana
The most interesting finding was Heydon's grave
stone which identifies him at Marion Heydon. Holy
Cross cemetery verifies this is the correct Mike Heydon;
born 1874, died in 1913. Additionally, I have not
yet determined the exact location of his birthplace which
is listed in all customary sources as (only) Missouri. Heydon
was highly thought of as a catcher and was quite popular
with Indianapolis fans during his seasons with the American
Association's Indians (1902-04).
All photos will be downloaded to my DeviantArt.com website
and I will post here after I have done so.
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