|Born:April 3, 1860|
|Died: March 28, 1955 94) (aged|
Cohoes, New York
|August 18, 1884, for the Wilmington Quicksteps|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 3, 1885, for the Philadelphia Quakers|
Thomas James Lynch (April 3,1860 – March 28,1955) was a Major League Baseball player. He played two seasons in the majors,1884 and 1885. He made his debut in the short-lived Union Association with the even shorter-lived Wilmington Quicksteps,where he started 16 games during their 18-game tenure;eight as a catcher and eight as an outfielder. After the Quicksteps folded,Lynch resurfaced later in 1884 with the Philadelphia Quakers,where he also equally split his time between catching and outfield duties. He finished up his career with the Quakers in 1885,playing 13 games in the outfield.
The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world.
George Albert Wood, also known as "Dandy" Wood, was a Canadian-born professional baseball player and manager whose career spanned from 1878 to 1896. He played 13 seasons of Major League Baseball, primarily as an outfielder, for the Worcester Ruby Legs (1880), Detroit Wolverines (1881–85), Philadelphia Quakers (1886–89), Philadelphia Athletics (1890–91), Baltimore Orioles, and Cincinnati Reds (1892). In 1891, he served as both a player and the manager of the Athletics.
Thomas P. "Oyster" Burns was an American professional baseball player whose career spanned 15 seasons, 11 of which were spent with the Major League Baseball (MLB) Wilmington Quicksteps (1884), Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1888–1895), and New York Giants (1895). Burns, who predominately played as an outfielder, also played as a shortstop, second baseman, third baseman, and pitcher. Over his career, Burns compiled a career batting average of .300 with 870 runs scored, 1,392 hits, 224 doubles, 129 triples, 65 home runs, and 834 runs batted in (RBI) in 1,188 games played. Although the majority of his career was spent in the major leagues, Burns also played in minor league baseball. He made his MLB debut at the age of 19 and was listed as standing 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) and weighing 183 pounds (83 kg).
Charles William Ganzel was an American professional baseball player from 1884 to 1897. He played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, principally as a catcher, for four major league clubs. His most extensive playing time came with the Detroit Wolverines and Boston Beaneaters. He was a member of five teams that won National League pennants, one in Detroit (1887) and four in Boston.
Charles J. Ferguson was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire four-year career for the Philadelphia Quakers. When not pitching, he increasingly played in the outfield and – in his final season – at second base.
Daniel Maurice Casey was an American professional baseball player whose career spanned from 1884 to 1894 and 1899. He played in Major League Baseball, principally as a pitcher, over parts of seven seasons for four major league clubs. He saw his most extensive playing time with the Philadelphia Quakers, appearing in 142 games for that team from 1886 to 1889. He also appeared in 46 games for the Syracuse Stars in 1890.
Andrew J. Cusick was a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1884 to 1887. He played for the Wilmington Quicksteps and Philadelphia Quakers. Cusick was 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed 190 pounds.
John Francis Coleman was an American professional baseball outfielder and pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Quakers, Philadelphia Athletics, and Pittsburgh Alleghenys from 1883 to 1890. Coleman holds the MLB single-season record for pitching losses, with 48.
James Harding "Hardie" Henderson was an American Major League Baseball pitcher from 1883 to 1888. He played for the Philadelphia Quakers, Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Grays, and Pittsburgh Alleghenys, and he had a win–loss record of 81–121.
Edward C. "Mouse" Glenn was a professional baseball outfielder. He played all or part of three seasons in the major leagues between 1884 and 1888, mostly in the American Association.
Charles A. Bastian was an American professional baseball infielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Wilmington Quicksteps, Kansas City Cowboys, Philadelphia Quakers, Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Pirates, Cincinnati Kelly's Killers, and Philadelphia Phillies.
Edward M. Daily was a Major League Baseball player. He played seven seasons in the majors, from 1885 until 1891, for the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Columbus Solons, Brooklyn Gladiators, New York Giants, Louisville Colonels, and Washington Statesmen
Edgar Eugene Smith was an American professional baseball outfielder and pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1883 to 1885 and then again in 1890. He stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 160 pounds (73 kg). Smith batted and threw right-handed.
Franklin Washington "Gid" Gardner was a Major League Baseball player during the 19th century. Between 1879 and 1888, Gardner played all or part of seven seasons for eight different teams in three different major leagues. He appeared in 199 games, mostly as an outfielder, but also spent some time as a second baseman and pitcher. He had a career batting average of .233 and a pitching record of 2–12.
Dennis Patrick Casey was a professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1884-1885. He would play for the Wilmington Quicksteps and Baltimore Orioles. Dennis Patrick Casey is rumored to be the infamous "Casey at the Bat".
James D. McElroy was an American professional baseball player who played one season at the major league level. He pitched thirteen games for the 1884 Philadelphia Quakers, and one game for the Wilmington Quicksteps. His W–L record was 1–13, and he had an earned run average of 5.12. He attended Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, California.
Frank C. Ringo was a professional baseball player from 1880 to 1888. He played four seasons of Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Philadelphia Quakers (1883–84), Philadelphia Athletics (1884), Detroit Wolverines (1885), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885–86), and Kansas City Cowboys (1886). He committed suicide by morphine overdose in April 1889 at age 28. His suicide is the earliest by a major league baseball player to be recorded in the Baseball Almanac.
Bernard McLaughlin was a Major League Baseball player. He played three seasons in the majors, spaced at three year intervals, for three teams, in three leagues, at three positions.
William James "Buster" Hoover was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the Philadelphia Keystones, Philadelphia Quakers, Baltimore Orioles, and Cincinnati Reds between 1884 and 1892. Described as a "long legged heavy hitter", Hoover was among his league's leaders in several offensive statistics during his 12-year professional baseball career. In 127 career major league games, Hoover had a batting average of .288. He stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighed 178 pounds (81 kg).
Fred Clay Tenney was an American professional baseball player whose career spanned two seasons, one of which was spent with the Union Association (UA) Washington Nationals, Boston Reds, and Wilmington Quicksteps. He also played one season of minor league baseball for the Hartford Babies. Tenney spent the majority of his professional career as an outfielder, but also served as a first baseman and as a pitcher. He played collegiate ball at Brown University.