Senators Catcher 1903, 1909 - 1910
Charles Henry Graham, from Santa Clara, was one of the original Sacramento Senators when the Pacific Coast Leage was formed in 1903. He played at first base as well as behind the plate in 173 games during that season. When the team was moved to Tacoma the following year, he stayed on as a catcher, playing in 149 games in 1904 and 158 games in 1905. In 1906, he went to the majors, where he played a season for the Boston Red Sox. He returned to Sacramento to play the 1909 and 1910 seasons as catcher for the Senators.

From 1909 to 1914 Graham was also part owner of the Sacramento franchise. In 1918, he and his two partners bought the San Francisco Seals, and Graham became manager and part owner of the Seals, eventually taking control of front office. He was inducted into the PCL Hall of Fame as an executive and manager.


Copyright 2001, William B. Shubb.