Samuls was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on Aug. 3, 1895, with the St. Louis Brown Stockings, who later became the Cardinals. Overall, he hit .230 in the high-powered National League. He also fielded only .736, with 20 errors in 21 games at third base and 4 errors in 3 games at shortstop, atrocious even in those days’ standards. He never played in the majors after that year.
When Ike played in his first game, he became the youngest active player in the major leagues.