Gained fame among the initial bespectacled players in baseball. He discovered to play football in Caton, NY from his family members. He established the major group record for completing one of the most video games in one period, with 75 in 1879. His sibling Deacon Light also starred in the main leagues both being a catcher and another baseman. He performed for the Cincinnati Reds for nearly 90 years prior to the great Pete Rose.