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from the 19th Century Era

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

Dave Foutz Chief Zimmer Tom York
Jouett Meekin Jim McCormick Chicken Wolf
Yank Robinson Ed Morris Toad Ramsey
Tommy McCarthy Jake Stenzel Hughie Jennings
Charlie Bennett Ned Williamson Joe Start
Ezra Sutton George Wright George Bradley

Ed Cartwright

Brickyard Kennedy Hardy Richardson
Candy Cummings Lou Sockalexis Bones Ely
Lee Richmond Jack Clements Bumpus Jones
Fleet Walker Bobby Mathews Tommy Tucker
Herman Long Guy Hecker Dummy Hoy
Bob Ferguson Matt Kilroy Ross Barnes
Artie Latham Tom Brown Fred Dunlap
Fred Pfeffer Billy Sunday       

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James McCormick 
        1878 - 1887 (Indianapolis NL, Cleveland NL,
        Cincinnati Union Assoc., Providence NL,
        Chicago NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Lost 40 games in 1879.  Won 45 games
       in 1880.  Won 265 games in his career
       - 30 in a season 4 times.
        
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Thomas Francis
Michael McCarthy 

        1884 - 1896 (Boston Union Assoc., Boston NL,
        Philadelphia NL, St. Louis Amer. Assoc.,
        Brooklyn NL)
        Great defensive OF, he mastered
       trapping fly balls & turning DPs - which
       led to the INF Fly Rule.  Good hitter.
       100+ runs/year 7 straight times.
        
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Hugh Ambrose
"Ee-Yah" Jennings 

        1891 - 1918 (Louisville Amer. Assoc., Louisville NL,
        Baltimore NL, Brooklyn NL, Philadelphia NL,
        Detroit AL)
        Fine fielding SS who contributed with
       the bat.  Led league in HBP 5 straight
       years.  Also a good MGR (1907-24).
        
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Charles Wesley Bennett 
        1878 - 1893 (Milwaukee NL, Worcester NL,
        Detroit NL, Boston NL)
        Catcher who led league in fielding
       7 times.  15 year career ended when he
       was hit by a train & lost both legs.
        
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Edward Nagle
"Ned" Williamson 

        1878 - 1890 (Indianapolis NL, Chicago NL,
        Chicago Players Lge.)
        Best fielding NL 3B in his time.  
       Offense aided by home park.  Good
       batting eye - only George Gore had
       more BB during 1876-89.
        
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Joseph Start
"Old Reliable" "Rocks" 

        1876 - 1886 (New York NL, Hartford NL,
        Chicago NL, Providence NL, Washington NL)
        Star 1B of the National Association,
       made his NL debut at age 34.  Had
       1,031 hits in 798 NL games.
        
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Ezra Ballou Sutton 
        1876 - 1888 (Phialdephia NL, Boston NL)
        Good hitting & dependable fielding 3B.
       Batted over .300 eight times.  Above
       average run producer.
        
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George Wright 
        1876 - 1882 (Boston NL, Providence NL)
        Star SS of the undefeated 1869
       Cincinnati Red Stockings.  Led NL
       in games played 3 times.
        
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George Washington
Bradley "Grin" 

        1876 - 1884 (St. Louis NL, Chicago NL,
        Troy NL, Providence NL, Cleveland NL,
        Philadelphia Amer. Assoc., Cincinnati Union Assoc.)
        Won 45 in rookie season (16 by shutout)
        - 2 years later lost 40.  Only 8 had a
        lower ERA from 1876-89.
        
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William Park
"Brickyard" Kennedy 

        1892 - 1903 (Brooklyn NL,
        New York Giants NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Workhorse of a pitcher.  From 1890 to
       1899, only 9 pitchers had more starts
        or wins.  Also pitched in relief.
        
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Abram Harding Richardson
"Old True Blue" 

        1879 - 1892 (Buffalo NL, Detroit NL, Boston NL,
        Boston Players Lge., Boston Amer. Assoc.,
        Washington NL, New York Giants NL)
        Played every position - mostly at 2B &
       OF.  One of the most productive
       hitters in the NL from 1876-1889.
        
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David Luther Foutz "Scissors" 
        1884 - 1896 (St. Louis Amer. Assoc.,
        Brooklyn Amer. Assoc., Brooklyn NL)
        Starred as a pitcher and hitter.  
       Debuted at age 28, played till he
       was 40 and died at age 41.
        
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Lewis M. Sockalexis
"Socks" "Chief" 

        1897 - 1899 (Cleveland NL)
        Native American.  Great Athlete. 
       Big drinking problem.  Career only 94
        games.  Cleveland team named
        "Indians" due to his popularity.
        
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William Frederick "Bones" Ely 
        1884 - 1902 (Buffalo NL, Louisville Amer. Assoc.,
        Syracuse Amer. Assoc., Brooklyn NL,
        St. Louis NL, Pittsburgh NL, Philadelphia AL,
        Washington AL)
        Above average fielding SS.   Not much
       of a hitter.  Rumored to have been a
       player recruiter for the early AL.
        
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George Jouett Meekin 
        1891 - 1900 (Louisville Amer. Assoc., Louisville NL,
        Washington NL, New York Giants NL,
        Boston NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Won 95 games and lost only 45 in 4
       year span (1894 to 1897).  Good run
       sandwiched by so-so years.
        
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Edward Morris "Cannonball" 
        1884 - 1890 (Columbus Amer. Assoc.,
        Pittsburgh Amer. Assoc., Pittsburgh NL,
        Pittsburgh Players Lge.)
        Won 157 in 1st 5 seasons.   Had 63
       starts in '85 & completed all of them.
       Had a severe drinking problem.
        
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Thomas A. "Toad" Ramsey 
        1885 - 1890 (Louisville Amer. Assoc.,
        St. Louis Amer. Assoc.)
        In 1886, threw 588 IP and had 499 Ks.
      Only pitched in 5 full years.  Had 1,515
       career strikeouts in 248 games.
       
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William H. "Yank" Robinson 
        1882 - 1892 (Detroit NL, Baltimore Union Assoc.,
        St. Louis Amer. Assoc., Pittsburgh Players Lge.,
        Cincinnati Amer. Assoc., Washington NL)
        2B who was a very patient batter.   664
       BB & scored 697 runs in 978 games. 
       Appeared in all 9 positions in career.
        
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Jacob Charles Stenzel 
        1890 - 1899 (Chicago NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Baltimore NL, St. Louis NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Played 5 full seasons.   During his time,
       only 5 had a better career batting
       average.  Good range in OF.
        
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Thomas Jefferson York 
        1876 - 1885 (Hartford NL, Providence NL, 
        Cleveland NL, Baltimore Amer. Assoc.)
        Said by many to be the most polite player
       of his time.  Above average run producer.  
       Reportedly had a strong OF arm.

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Charles Louis "Chief" Zimmer 
        1884 - 1903 (Detroit NL, New York Amer. Assoc., 
        Cleveland Amer. Assoc., Cleveland NL, 
        Louisville NL, Pittsburgh NL, Philadelphia NL)
        First catcher to station behind home 
       plate all on pitches.  Top fielding catcher 
       of his time.  An average hitter.

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Edward Charles Cartwright 
        1890 - 1897 (St. Louis Amer. Assoc., Washington NL)
        Set a record for most RBI in an inning
       with seven (9/23/1890) that stood for 
        over 108 years before being broken.
        
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John J. "Jack" Clements 
        1884 - 1900 (Philadelphia Union Assoc.,
        Philadelphia NL, St. Louis NL, Cleveland NL,
        Boston NL)
        Left-handed catcher who played 1,073
       games behind the plate.  Record for lefties.
        
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Charles Leander "Bumpus" Jones 
        1892 - 1893 (Cincinnati NL, New York Giants NL)
        Only pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his
       1st big league game.  Career lasted 8 games.
        
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William Arthur
"Candy" Cummings 

        1876 - 1877 (Hartford NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Credited in many circles as being
       the 1st pitcher to throw a curveball.
       
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Matthew Aloysius
"Matches" Kilroy 

        1886 - 1898 (Baltimore Amer. Assoc.,
        Boston Players Lge., Cincinnati Amer. Assoc.,
        Washington NL, Louisville NL, Chicago NL)
        Struck out 513 batters in one season (1886)
       - nearly half of his career total (1,170).
        
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Moses Fleetwood Walker 
        1884 (Toledo Amer. Assoc.)
        Considered by many to be the first
       black major league baseball player.
        
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J. Lee Richmond 
        1879 - 1886 (Boston NL, Worcester NL, 
        Providence NL, Cincinnati Amer. Assoc.)
        First pitcher to throw a perfect game
       (June 12, 1880 for Worcester against
        Cleveland, winning 1-0).

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Herman C. Long
"Germany"  "Flying Dutchman" 

        1889 - 1904 (Kansas City Amer. Assoc.,
        Boston NL, New York AL, Detroit AL,
        Philadelphia NL)
        Shortstop who was a slugger.   Was
       #10 all-time in lifetime HRs when
       he retired.  Aided by home park. 
        
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Robert T. Mathews 
        1876 - 1887 (New York NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Providence NL, Boston NL,
        Philadelphia Amer. Assoc.)
        Also pitched in the National Association
        - combine those stats to his "major
        league" stats & he was one of the
        best in his era.
        
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William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy 
        1888 - 1902 (Washington NL, Buffalo Players Lge.,
        St. Louis Amer. Assoc., Cincinnati NL,
        Louisville NL, Chicago AL)
        Deaf player credited with origination
       of umpires' signs.  From 1890-99, only
       2 had more BB & only 7 more runs.

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Thomas Joseph Tucker "Foghorn" 
        1887 - 1899 (Baltimore Amer. Assoc., Boston NL,
        Washington NL, Brooklyn NL, St. Louis NL,
        Cleveland NL)
        Very good switch hitting 1B.   Known
       for being loud - hence his nickname
      "Foghorn."  Led league in HBP 5 times.
        
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Robert Vavasour Ferguson
"Death To Flying Things" 

        1876 - 1884 (Hartford NL, Chicago NL,
        Troy NL, Philadelphia NL, Pittsburgh Amer. Assoc.)
        Managed every team he played on.  
       Primarily a 2B.  Got nickname by
       catching liners.  Later umpired.
        
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Guy Jackson Hecker 
        1882 - 1890 (Louisville Amer. Assoc., Pittsburgh NL)
        Two-way star.  Best pitcher in American
       Assoc. in 1884.  Best hitter in American
       Assoc. in 1886 (when not pitching).

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William Van Winkle 
"Jimmy" "Chicken" Wolf
 

        1882 - 1892 (Louisville Amer. Assoc., St. Louis NL)
        OF who also played some C, 1B, 2B, 
        3B & SS.  Best hitter in Amer. Assoc. 
        in 1890.  Good run producer.

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Roscoe Charles Barnes 
        1876 - 1881 (Chicago NL, Cincinnati NL, Boston NL)
        Former National Association of Professional
       Base Ball Players star (1871-75).  Famous for 
       bunting across the foul line for hits (until 1877 rule
       required a hit to land or pass a bag fair ).
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Walter Arlington Latham
"The Freshest Man On Earth" 

        1880 - 1909 (Buffalo NL, St. Louis Amer. Assoc., 
        Chicago Players Lge., Cincinnati NL, St. Louis NL, 
        Washington NL, New York Giants NL)
        Wisecracking, showboating, fast, good 
       fielding 3B.  Became an umpire after playing 
       - then was the 1st professional coach with the 
       Giants in 1909.  Oldest player (49) to steal a base.
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Thomas Tarlton Brown 
        1892 - 1898 (Baltimore Amer. Assoc., Columbus Amer. Assoc., 
        Pittsburgh Amer. Assoc., Pittsburgh NL, Indianapolis NL, Boston NL,
        Boston Players Lge., Boston Amer. Assoc., Louisville NL,
        St. Louis NL, Washington NL)
        Changed teams or league 11 times in 17 years. 
       CF with an average bat, at best - except 1891
       when he had a huge year at the plate. 
     
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Frederick C. Dunlap "Sure Shot" 
        1880 - 1890 (Cleveland NL, St. Louis Union Assoc., 
        St. Louis NL, Detroit NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        New York Players Lge., Washington Amer. Assoc.)
        One of the better 2B of his time.  Great range. 
       His 1884 season in the Union Assoc. was one
       of the best seasons ever by a batter.

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Nathaniel Frederick Pfeffer "Fritz" 
"Dandelion"
 

        1882 - 1897 (Troy NL, Chicago NL, 
        Chicago Players Lge., Louisville NL, New York Giants NL)
        Good fielding 2B.  From 1884-90, only Harry
       Stovey had more HR.  His HR totals were aided by
       his home park - where the fence was about 250' feet in RF.

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William Ashley Sunday "Parson"
"The Evangelist"
 
        1883 - 1890 (Chicago NL, Pittsburgh NL, Philadelphia NL)
        Weak hitter.  Very fast.  Became a good defensive 
       OF in time.  Best known for finding faith & cleaning 
       up his life.  Retired at 28 to become a full time evangelist. 
     
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