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NetShrine's SUPERNALS
from the 19th Century Era

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

Clark Griffith

Bid McPhee Cupid Childs
Deacon White Ed McKean George Davis
George Gore George Van Haltren Harry Stovey
Hugh Duffy Jack Glasscock Jimmy Ryan
Mike Tiernan Paul Hines Sam Thompson
Tip O'Neill Tony Mullane Bill Joyce
Bob Caruthers Jack Stivetts Old Hoss Radbourn
Will White Charlie Buffinton Mickey Welch
Gus Weyhing

Jake Beckley

Lave Cross
Fielder Jones Dave Orr Bill Lange

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Clark Calvin Griffith
"The Old Fox" 

        1891 - 1914 (St. Louis Amer. Assoc.,
        Boston Amer. Assoc., Chicago NL, Chicago AL,
        New York AL, Cincinnati NL, Washington AL)
        Won 20+ seven times.   Lifetime Win %
       of .619.  Later became a Mgr. &
       then team President.

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John Alexander "Bid" McPhee 
        1882 - 1899 (Cincinnati Amer. Assoc.,
        Cincinnati NL)
        Considered by many as the finest 2B of
       the 19th Century.  Scored 1,678 runs.
       Great fielder.  Fast runner.
        
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Clarence Algernon
"Cupid" Childs 

        1888 - 1901 (Philadelphia NL,
        Syracuse Amer. Assoc., Cleveland NL,
        St. Louis NL, Chicago NL)
        From 1890-99, only Billy Hamilton had
       more BB & only 5 scored more runs.
       2B who led league in errors 4 times.
        
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James Laurie "Deacon" White 
        1876 - 1890 (Chicago NL, Boston NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Buffalo NL, Detroit NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Buffalo Players Lge.)
        Played C, 3B, 2B & OF.   From 1876 to
       1889, only 3 players had more RBI
       and only 4 had more hits.
       
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Edwin John McKean "Mack" 
        1887 - 1899 (Cleveland Amer. Assoc.,
        Cleveland NL, St. Louis NL)
        One of the first great hitting 2Bs.  Only
       5 had more hits, 4 had more RBI, and
       6 had more TB from 1890-99.
        
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George Stacey Davis 
        1890 - 1909 (Cleveland NL, New York Giants NL,
        Chicago AL)
        Switch-hitting SS.  Only 6 had more
       hits & only 3 had more XBH or
       RBI from 1890-1899.
        
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George F. "Piano Legs" Gore 
        1879 - 1892 (Chicago NL, New York Giants NL,
        New York Players Lge., St. Louis NL)
        From 1876-89, no one had more BB &
       only 4 scored more runs.  Best player
       in the league in 1880.
        
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George Edward Martin
"Rip" Van Haltren 

        1887 - 1903 (Chicago NL, Brooklyn Players Lge.,
        Baltimore Amer. Assoc., Pittsburgh NL,
        New York Giants NL)
        Started as a P, became an OF.   Lifetime
       .316 BA w/2,532 hits.  Scored 1,639
        runs in 1,984 games.
        
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Harry Duffield Stovey 
        1880 - 1893 (Worcester NL, Philadelphia
        Amer. Assoc., Boston Players Lge., Boston NL,
        Baltimore NL, Brooklyn NL)
        Led league in HRs 5 times.   Led league
       in runs 4 times.  Had 1,769 hits and
       1,492 runs in only 1,486 games.
        
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Hugh Duffy 
        1888 - 1906 (Chicago NL, Chicago Players Lge.,
        Boston Amer. Assoc., Boston NL, Milwaukee AL,
        Philadelphia NL)
        The best power-speed player of his time.
       Stayed in baseball 48 years after his
       retirement as a manager, coach,
       owner and scout.
        
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John Wesley Glasscock
"Pebbly Jack" 

        1879 - 1895 (Cleveland NL,
        Cincinnati Union Assoc., St. Louis NL,
        Indianapolis NL, New York Giants NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Louisville NL, Washington NL)
        Best fielding SS in the NL during his
       time.  Not a bad hitter as well - 2,040
       hits & a lifetime .290 BA.
        
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James Edward "Pony" Ryan 
        1885 - 1903 (Chicago NL, Chicago Players Lge.,
        Washington AL)
        When he retired in 1903, he was 4th in
       HRs and 5th in hits, all-time.  A great
       lead-off hitter, he scored 1,642 runs.
        
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Michael Joseph Tiernan
"Silent Mike" 

        1887 - 1899 (New York Giants NL)
        From 1890-99, only out-homered by 2
       players.  However, used more as
       a run scorer than an RBI guy.
        
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Paul A. Hines 
        1876 - 1891 (Chicago NL, Providence NL,
        Washington NL, Indianapolis NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Boston NL, Washington Amer. Assoc.)
        From 1876-89, only Cap Anson had
       more hits or doubles & only 5 had
       more runs or RBI.  Fine fielding CF.
        
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Samuel Luther
"Big Sam" Thompson 

        1885 - 1906 (Detroit NL, Philadelphia NL,
        Detroit AL)
        From 1890-99, only 3 had more HRs
       & only 5 had more RBI.   Scored &
       drove in 100+ in a season for
       8 straight years.
       
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James Edward "Tip" O'Neill 
        1883 - 1892 (New York Giants NL,
        St. Louis Amer. Assoc., Chicago Players Lge.,
        Cincinnati NL)
        Best player in the league in 1887.   From
       1876-89, only 2 had a higher BA or
       slugging percentage.
        
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Anthony John Mullane
"Count" "The Apollo of the Box" 

        1881 - 1894 (Detroit NL, Louisville Amer. Assoc.,
        Toledo Amer. Assoc., Cincinnati Amer. Assoc.,
        Cincinnati NL, Baltimore NL, Cleveland NL)
        5-time 30-game winner.  284 career
       wins.  Missed 1885 over a contract
       dispute.  RHP who would occasionally
       throw lefty to LH batters.
       
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William Michael Joyce
"Scrappy Bill" 

        1890 - 1898 (Brooklyn Players Lge.,
        Boston Amer. Assoc., Brooklyn NL,
        Washington NL, New York Giants NL)
        Slugging 3B with great batting eye. 
       During 1890-1899, only 6 hit more
       HRs & only 3 had more BB.
       
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Robert Lee
"Parisian Bob" Caruthers 

        1884 - 1892 (St. Louis Amer. Assoc.,
        Brooklyn Amer. Assoc., Brooklyn NL,
        St. Louis NL)
        Lifetime 218-99 career record.   Won
       40 games twice.  Played OF while not
       pitching & hit .282 (.391 OBA & .400
       SLG %) in 2,465 ABs.
       
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John Elmer
"Happy Jack" Stivetts 

        1889 - 1899 (St. Louis Amer. Assoc.,
        Boston NL, Cleveland NL)
        From 1890-99, only 3 pitchers won
       more & only 4 had more K's.  Won
       204 in his career w/lifetime .607 Win %.
      
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Charles Gardner
"Old Hoss" Radbourn 

        1881 - 1891 (Providence NL, Boston NL,
        Boston Players Lge., Cincinnati NL)
        Won 309 games - including 48 in 1883
       & 59 in 1884.  Had 503 starts and
       completed 489 of them. 
        
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William Henry White
"Whoop-La" 

        1877 - 1886 (Boston NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Detroit NL, Cincinnati Amer. Assoc.)
        Won 40+/year 3 times & 30+ in 2 other
       seasons.  In 1879, he made 75 starts,
       completed all of them, & had 680 IP.
        
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Charles G. Buffinton 
        1882 - 1892 (Boston NL, Philadelphia NL,
        Philadelphia Players Lge., Boston Amer. Assoc.,
        Baltimore AL)
        Pitched 11 years & won 233.   Lifetime
       Win % .605.  In 1884, he had 417 K's
       versus 76 BB in 587 IP.
       
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Michael Francis
"Smiling Mickey" Welch 

        1880 - 1892 (Troy NL, New York Giants NL)
        Third pitcher to become a 300 game
       winner.  20+ wins/season 9 times.
       Led NL in BB allowed 3 times.
        
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August Weyhing
"Rubber Arm Gun"
"Rubber-Winged Gus" 

        1887 - 1901 (Philadelphia Amer. Assoc.,
        Brooklyn Players Lge., Philadelphia NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Louisville NL, Washington NL,
        St. Louis NL, Brooklyn NL, Cleveland AL,
        Cincinnati NL)
        Won 26+/season 6 times.   Lifetime
       record 264-232.  40+ games started
       in 7 straight years.
        
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Jacob Peter Beckley "Eagle Eye" 
      
  1888 - 1907 (Pittsburgh NL, New York
        Giants NL, Cincinnati NL, St. Louis NL)
        Only Ed Delahanty had more XBH
        from 1890-99.  Great run producing
        1B who finished 70 hits shy of 3,000.
       
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Lafayette Napoleon Cross
       
1887 - 1907 (Louisville Amer. Assoc., Philadelphia
        Players Lge., Philadelphia Amer. Assoc.,
        Philadelphia NL, St. Louis NL, Cleveland NL,
        Brooklyn NL, Philadelphia AL, Washington AL)
        Lifetime .292 BA w/2,644 hits.   One of
       the better fielding 3B of his time.
       1,300+ career runs & RBI.
        
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Fielder Allison Jones 
      
  1896 - 1908 (Brooklyn NL, Chicago AL)
        From 1896-1908, only 6 had more hits 
       & 2 more runs scored. 
Fiery player.  Was 
      1906 World Champion White Sox' player-manager.

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David L. Orr 
      
  1883 - 1890 (New York Amer. Assoc., 
        New York Giants NL, Brooklyn Amer. Assoc., 
        Columbus Amer. Assoc., Brooklyn Players Lge.)
        Bulky player -  5' 11" & 250 lbs.  From 
       1884-90, he was one of the Top Ten hitters 
       in professional baseball.  Career ended by stroke.

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William Alexander Lange "Little Eva" 
        1893 - 1899 (Chicago NL)
        One of the best hitters in his time & good OF. 
       Very popular.  Retired at age 28 to get married &
       never played again.  Later was divorced.

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