If you're really interested in this stuff here are a few excellent resources:
Where They Ain't by Burt Solomon. I read this at some time in the past, but I'm re-reading it right now.
Baseball in Baltimore, the First 100 Years by James Bready. This is an epic book. I don' think there's a better source for information on pre-1954 Baltimore Baseball, including the minors and Negro league teams from the 1903-53 timeframe.
The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract. Not just Orioles or 19th century, of course, but one of the seminal sources of baseball information in my life.
19th Century Stars. A SABR book. Several page bios of the best players of the 1800s.
Baseball, The Early Years by Harold Seymour. The original history of the orgins of baseball through about 1900, published in 1960. I first read this in college when I should have been studying electromagnetic field theory harder, and it was mind-blowing.
Baseball in the Garden of Eden, by John Thorn. I went to a half-day of the SABR convention the year it was in DC and I saw John Thorn. It was like a big film buff running into Stanley Kubrick or Alfred Hitchcock or something.
Josh Hamilton was arrested for essentially beating up one of his daughters
2-10 years if convicted. His wife had already filed a protective order against him, and not for the first time.
That's an impressive old school pull even for you. Spalding might have the most interesting stat line I've ever seen from baseball-reference.com. I might have had a chance at a baseball career if I was born a 120 years earlier.
Whatevers. Al Spalding once threw 617 innings in a 71-game schedule. Kids these days...
Yes, I realize that Spalding was throwing underhanded at about 60 mph, and had 19 walks and 31 strikeouts. It was a completely different world.