Tony Murphy (baseball)

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Tony Murphy
Catcher
Born: July 1859
New York, New York
Died: December 15, 1915(1915-12-15) (aged 56)
New York, New York
Batted: UnknownThrew: Unknown
MLB debut
October 15, 1884, for the  New York Metropolitans
Last MLB appearance
October 15, 1884, for the  New York Metropolitans
MLB statistics
Batting average .333
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams

Francis J. "Tony" Murphy (July 1859 – December 15, 1915), was an American Association catcher who played for the 1884 New York Metropolitans. He appeared in one game on October 15, 1884 and recorded one hit and one run in three at-bats. He remained in the minor leagues through 1889, playing primarily in the Connecticut State League and the New England League.

The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league that existed for 10 seasons from 1882 to 1891. Together with the NL, founded in 1876, the AA participated in an early version of the World Series seven times versus the champion of the NL in an interleague championship playoff tournament. At the end of its run, several AA franchises joined the NL. After 1891, the NL existed alone, with each season's champions being awarded the prized Temple Cup (1894-1897).

Catcher defensive position in baseball and softball played behind home plate, facing the field

Catcher is a position for a baseball or softball player. When a batter takes his/her turn to hit, the catcher crouches behind home plate, in front of the (home) umpire, and receives the ball from the pitcher. In addition to this primary duty, the catcher is also called upon to master many other skills in order to field the position well. The role of the catcher is similar to that of the wicket-keeper in cricket, but in cricket, wicketkeepers are increasingly known for their batting abilities.

New York Metropolitans baseball team

Metropolitan Club was a 19th-century professional baseball team that played in New York City from 1880 to 1887.


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