Tampa (FL) Tribune
September 30, 1917
page 20

W. A. RARIDEN, CATCHER, born at Bedford, Indiana, February 5, 1888, played on the Bedford high school team as catcher. He joined the professional ranks in 1907 with the Canton, O., team of the Central League. Went to Boston in August 1909 and remained with the Nationals there until 1913 when he jumped to the Indianapolis Federals. The following year he was transferred to the Newark Federals and together with Kauff and Anderson was purchased by the Giants in 1916. Rariden, who still lives at Bedford, Indiana, is 29 years old, weighs 165 pounds and is five feet, nine inches tall. He bats and throws right handed.

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