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  3. For those who do not count the NA, he recorded the first stolen base in major league history, with Boston in 1876.
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Tim Murnane
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First baseman/Outfielder
Born:(1851-06-04)June 4, 1851
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Died: February 7, 1917(1917-02-07) (aged 65)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1872, for the  Middletown Mansfields
Last MLB appearance
October 19, 1884, for the  Boston Reds