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Dick Spalding
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Dick Spalding

1950 Inductee

Defender

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Defender who scored the first goal ever for the United States in a full international, against Sweden in 1916. Spalding, who was playing for Disston AA in Philadelphia at the time, later played two seasons in the original American Soccer League for Harrison AA and Fleischer Yarn and eventually became a Major League Baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Senators. Inducted in 1950.

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