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Full name Harry Chapman Thayer
Born December 31, 1872, Strafford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died August 3, 1936, Haverford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (aged 63 years 216 days)
Major teams Philadelphians
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Harry Thayer was one of five brothers who played in the Merion Club XI. Between 1882 and 1917, he scored 5,500 for the club, with an average of 21. He appeared against several touring teams and in 1897, by scoring 35 and 44, he helped materially in beating PF Warner's side by six wickets. He played for United States against Canada, visited Bermuda, and in 1897 came to England with the Gentelmen of Philadelphia, his highest innings being 59 at the Oval against the full strength of Surrey. A famous college football player, he was full-back in the All America team of 1892.
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