Final resting places

At least nine major league baseball players (including Win Mercer) have their final resting places in Columbiana County according to

Curt Welch (1862-1896) — The East Liverpool native was said to be the finest centerfielder of the 19th century. His career spanned 10 seasons and 1,107 games for clubs such as the St. Louis Browns, Toledo Blue Stockings, Philadelphia Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Colonels. He scored the 1886 World Series winning run for the American Association St. Louis Browns in what was dubbed the “$15,000 slide” at the time. Welch’s life was cut short by drinking. He is buried in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery in East Liverpool.

Bill Powell (1885-1967) — Powell pitched in 17 games over four seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. His resting place is in Columbiana County Memorial Park in East Liverpool.

Scotty Alcock (1885-1973) — Alcock, a Wooster, Ohio native, plaed 54 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1914. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool.

Bill Mundy (1889-1958) — The Salineville native played 16 games for the Boston Red Sox in 1913. He is buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville.

Scoops Carey (1870-1916) — The Pittsburgh native played with the Baltimore Orioles, Louisville Colonels and Washington Senators over a career that spanned 299 games. He led National League first basemen in fielding percentage in 1895 and replicated that feat in the American League in 1902. Later in life he was a convert of evangelist Billy Sunday and worked as a painter in East Liverpool. He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in East Liverpool.

Hy Meyers (1889-1965) — The East Liverpool native played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds over a career spanning 14 seasons. He led the National League in RBIs (73), triples (13), slugging percentage (.436) and total bases (223) in 1919. In 1920 he faced off against the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. He is buried in Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton.

Ed McNichol (1879-1952) — The Martins Ferry native pitched in 17 games for the Boston Beaneaters (Braves) in 1904. He final resting place is in Woodland Cemetery in Salineville.

John Godwin (1877-1956) — The East Liverpool born Godwin played in 81 games over the 1905 and 1906 seasons with the Boston Americans (Red Sox). He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville.