Bris Lord with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1911
Born: September 21, 1883|
Died: November 13, 1964 81) (aged|
Prince Frederick, Maryland
|April 21, 1905, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1913, for the Boston Braves|
|Runs batted in||236|
Bristol Robotham Lord (born September 21, 1883 in Upland, Pennsylvania – November 13, 1964 in Annapolis, Maryland), was a professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1905-1913. He played for the Cleveland Naps, Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Braves.
Lord is best known for the deal that sent him to the A's in 1910. Owner/manager Connie Mack claimed that he was essential in their subsequent pennant-winning seasons, but he wasn't near the equal of what Mack traded to get him – namely, Shoeless Joe Jackson, who would go on to hit .408 in his rookie season of 1911 and finish his career with the third highest batting average of all time.
After his playing career, Lord managed several minor league teams, owned a car dealership in partnership with his brother, and owned a pool hall in Chester, Pennsylvania. He worked at the Delaware County juvenile home in Upland before retiring in the mid-1950s.