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NetShrine's APICALS
from the 19th Century Era

For more information on each player, click on his name in the table below.

Monte Ward

Mike Griffin King Kelly
Dan Brouthers Cap Anson Billy Hamilton
Joe Kelley Buck Ewing Willie Keeler
Cy Young Ed Delahanty Jim O'Rourke
Kid Nichols Tim Keefe Pud Galvin

Bill Dahlen

Roger Connor Jesse Burkett
John Clarkson

Pete Browning

Amos Rusie

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John Montgomery Ward 
        1878 - 1894 (Providence NL, New York Giants NL,
        Brooklyn Players Lge., Brooklyn NL)
        Great pitcher (also played SS) & later a good
       Mgr.  Formed 1st player's union.

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Michael Joseph Griffin 
        1887 - 1898 (Baltimore Amer. Assoc.,
        Philadelphia Players Lge., Brooklyn NL)
        Considered by many as best CF in the 19th
       Century.  SB threat & great run scorer.

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Michael Joseph "King" Kelly 
        1878 - 1893 (Cincinnati NL, Chicago NL, Boston NL,
        Boston Players Lge., Cincinnati Amer. Assoc.,
        Boston Amer. Assoc., New York Giants NL)
        Most popular player of his time - and a
       smart one.  Lived in the fast lane.

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Dennis Joseph "Big Dan" Brouthers 
        1879 - 1904 (Troy NL, Buffalo NL, Detroit NL,
        Boston NL, Boston Players Lge., Boston Amer. Assoc.,
        Brooklyn NL, Baltimore NL, Louisville NL,
        Philadelphia NL, New York Giants NL)
        One of the 1st great power hitters:  Won
       5 batting titles & 7 slugging titles. 

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Adrian Constantine "Cap" "Pop" Anson
        1876 - 1897 (Chicago NL)
        1st player w/3,000 hits and 1st Mgr. to win
       1,000 games.  Originator of Spring Training.

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William Robert
"Sliding Billy" Hamilton 

        1888 - 1901 (Kansas City Amer. Assoc.,
        Philadelphia NL, Boston NL)
        Scored 1,690 runs in 1,591 games and stole
       912 bases.  Great eye at the plate.

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Joseph James Kelley 
        1891 - 1908 (Boston NL, Pittsburgh NL, Baltimore NL,
        Brooklyn NL, Baltimore AL, Cincinnati NL)
        Superior all-around player.   Reportedly very vain.
       Less than a clean record as a Mgr.

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William "Buck" Ewing 
        1880 - 1897 (Troy NL, New York Giants NL,
        New York Players Lge., Cleveland NL, Cincinnati NL)
        The game's 1st "all time great" catcher & one
       of the best players of his time - period.

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William Henry Keeler
"Wee Willie" 

        1892 - 1910 (New York Giants NL, Brooklyn NL,
        Baltimore NL, New York AL)
        Eight straight years of 200+ hits w/100+ runs
       scored.  Highest BA in the 1890's (.384).

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Denton True "Cy" Young
"Foxy Grandpa" 

        1890 - 1911 (Cleveland NL, St. Louis NL,
        Boston AL, Cleveland AL)
        No one will ever come close to his career
       511 wins, 749 CG and 7,355 IP.

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Edward James
"Big Ed" Delahanty 

        1888 - 1903 (Philadelphia NL, Cleveland
        Players Lge., Washington AL)
        Considered by many as the best slugger
       of his time.  Died at age 35 - fell into
       Niagara River, chasing a train from
       which he had been ejected.
        
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James Henry
"Orator Jim" O'Rourke 

        1876 - 1904 (Boston NL, Providence NL,
        Buffalo NL, New York Giants NL,
        New York Players Lge., Washington NL)
        Had 1st hit in NL history.   From
       1876-89, only 2 had more hits & only 6
       had more RBI.  An OF - also appeared
       at C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, and P.
        
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Charles Augustus
"Kid" Nichols 

        1890 - 1906 (Boston NL, St. Louis NL,
        Philadelphia NL)
        Completed all but 25 of his career
       561 starts.  361 wins - amazingly,
       led league in wins only 3 times.
        
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Timothy John Keefe
"Sir Timothy" 

        1880 - 1893 (Troy NL, New York Amer. Assoc.,
        New York Giants NL, New York Players Lge.,
        Philadelphia NL)
        68 GS in 1883 & completed them all.
       Won 341 games.  Overhand pitching
       was legalized in 1884 - but he
       continued to pitch & win underhanded.
        
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James Francis "Pud" Galvin
"The Little Steam Engine" 

        1879 - 1892 (Buffalo NL, Pittsburgh Amer. Assoc.,
        Pittsburgh NL, Pittsburgh Players Lge., St. Louis NL)
        Started a record 75 games in 1883.
       682 GS/639 CG.  Won 28+ seven
       times - 360 career wins.
        
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William Frederick
"Bad Bill" Dahlen 

        1891 - 1911 (Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL,
        New York Giants NL, Boston NL)
        Speedy, strong armed SS w/good range.
       Pretty fair pop for a middle infielder
       during his time.
        
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Roger Connor
"Dear Old Roger" 

        1880 - 1897 (Troy NL, New York Giants NL,
        New York Players Lge., Philadelphia NL,
        St. Louis NL)
        Considered by some as one of the top 5
       hitters in the 1st decade of pro baseball.
        
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Jesse Cail "Crab" Burkett 
        1890 - 1905 (New York Giants NL, Cleveland NL,
        St. Louis NL, St. Louis AL, Boston AL)
        2,850 lifetime hits.  Batted .357+ seven
       times - twice over .400.  Scored
       between 114 & 160 runs 9 times.
        
      
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John Gibson Clarkson 
        1882 - 1894 (Worcester NL, Chicago NL,
        Boston NL, Cleveland NL)
        RHP who led the league in G, GS, CG,
       IP, K's and wins in 1885, 1887 & 1889.
       Won 328 - nearly one-third of the total
       coming in 2 years.
        
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Louis Rogers "Pete" Browning
"The Gladiator" 

        1882 - 1894 (Louisville Amer. Assoc.,
        Cleveland Players Lge., Pittsburgh NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Louisville NL, St. Louis NL,
        Brooklyn NL)
        Led his league in hitting 4 times.   Hit
       .300+ in 9 full seasons.  Driven insane
        by inner-ear problems.
        
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Amos Wilson Rusie
"The Hoosier Thunderbolt" 

        1889 - 1901 (Indianapolis NL,
        New York Giants NL, Cincinnati NL)
        His fastball forced rule makers to move
       pitching distance from 50' to 60' 6".
       Won 245 & led NL in K's 5 times.

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