|Born: July 1863|
|Died: May 10, 1925|
|June 22, 1888, for the Chicago White Stockings|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 26, 1891, for the Boston Beaneaters|
|Earned run average||8.31|
Charles Ruley "Tod" Brynan (July 1863 –May 10,1925) was a right-handed pitcher/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs) and Boston Beaneaters (now the Atlanta Braves).
Brynan debuted with the White Stockings on June 22,1888 against the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. He pitched in three games that season,completing two,on his way to posting a record of 2–1 with an inflated 6.48 ERA. He also made one appearance in left field during his tenure with the Stockings. At the plate that season,he hit .182 with a triple and an RBI in 11 trips to the plate.
Brynan would not resurface until May 26,1891,pitching for the Beaneaters. He started that game on the mound but did not last long,getting pulled after a disastrous first inning in which he allowed six earned runs on four hits and three walks for an unfortunate ERA of 54.00.
He also played in the minors in the Southern Association in 1886,Northwestern League in 1887,Western Association from 1888 to 1889 and Michigan State League in 1889.
John Gibson Clarkson was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played from 1882 to 1894. Born in Cambridge,Massachusetts,Clarkson played for the Worcester Ruby Legs (1882),Chicago White Stockings (1884–1887),Boston Beaneaters (1888–1892),and Cleveland Spiders (1892–1894).
Hugh Duffy was an American outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player or player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings,Chicago Pirates,Boston Reds,Boston Beaneaters,Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies between 1888 and 1906. He had his best years with the Beaneaters,including the 1894 season,when he set the MLB single-season record for batting average (.440),a batting record that has stood for 128 years.
Charles Augustus"Kid" Nichols was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played for the Boston Beaneaters,St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies from 1890 to 1906. A switch hitter who threw right-handed,he was listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and 175 pounds (79 kg). He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Charles "Charlie" G. Buffinton was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1882 to 1892. One of the workhorse pitchers of the 1880s,he won 20 games seven times and his 1,700 career strikeouts are the ninth-highest total of the 19th century.
William Henry "Whoop-La" White was an American baseball pitcher and manager from 1875 to 1889. He played all or parts of 10 seasons in Major League Baseball,primarily for the Cincinnati Reds in the National League (1878–1879) and the Cincinnati Red Stockings in the American Association (1882–1886). He had three 40-win,and one 40-loss,seasons in Cincinnati. During the 1882 and 1883 seasons,he led the American Association in wins,compiling an 83–34 win–loss record and a 1.84 earned run average (ERA).
Paul Aloysius Hines was an American center fielder in professional baseball who played in the National Association and Major League Baseball from 1872 to 1891. Born in Virginia,he is credited with winning baseball's first batting Triple crown winners in 1878;the accomplishment was not noted at the time,as runs batted in would not be counted until years later,home runs were rare and home run leadership obscure,and Abner Dalrymple was then erroneously recognized as the batting champion. Hines was the first of only three players to achieve the batting Triple Crown in the 19th century.
Marcus Elmore "Mark" Baldwin,nicknamed "Fido",was an American right-handed professional baseball pitcher who played seven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Born in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania,Baldwin made his professional debut for a Cumberland,Maryland team in 1883. Though signed by Chicago White Stockings President Albert Spalding to pitch in the 1886 World Series,Baldwin did not play after the St. Louis Browns,against whom Chicago played,objected. He made his MLB debut for the White Stockings in 1887,during which year a writer for the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern called him the "swiftest pitcher in the National League" (NL). Released by Chicago player–manager Cap Anson,he signed with the Columbus Solons of the American Association (AA) in 1889,where he led the league in innings pitched,with 513+2⁄3,losses,with 34,strikeouts,with 368,and walks,with 274.
The following are the baseball events of the year 1929 throughout the world.
The following are the baseball events of the year 1887 throughout the world.
Ezra Ballou Sutton was an American third baseman in the National Association and Major League Baseball from 1871 to 1888. Sutton collected 1,574 hits during this time period;he had a lifetime batting average of .294. Like many players in an era when walks were more rare,Sutton did not walk a lot,only drawing 169 walks in more than 5,500 plate appearances. By almost all measures,Sutton had his two best seasons in 1883 and 1884 –he collected 203 runs and 296 hits during those seasons. On May 8,1871,Sutton hit the first home run in professional baseball history for the Cleveland Forest Citys against the Chicago White Stockings. He would go on to hit another home run later in the game but Cleveland still lost the game 14–12.
Anthony John Mullane,nicknamed "Count" and "The Apollo of the Box",was an Irish Major League Baseball player who pitched for seven teams during his 13-season career. He is best known as a pitcher that could throw left-handed and right-handed,and for having one of the highest career win totals of pitchers not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Lawrence Grant Twitchell was a professional baseball player from 1886 to 1896. He played nine seasons in Major League Baseball,primarily as an outfielder but occasionally as a pitcher,with seven different major league clubs. His best seasons were spent with the Detroit Wolverines from 1886 to 1888,the Cleveland Spiders in 1889,and the Louisville Colonels from 1893 to 1894.
Willard Eben Mains was an American professional baseball pitcher. He joined the National League at the age of 20 with the Chicago White Stockings and started two games in 1888,winning one and losing the other. After that season,he did not return to the majors until 1891,when he pitched in 30 games,starting 23 of them,for the Cincinnati Kelly's Killers of the American Association. He had a record of 12–12 with 20 complete games before he moved on and pitched two games for the Milwaukee Brewers,also of the Association. He was not seen in the major leagues again until five years later when he surfaced for the 1896 Boston Beaneaters,with whom he pitched in eight games,winning three and losing two. His son Jim Mains pitched one game in the majors for the 1943 Philadelphia Athletics.
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