Jimmy Ryan (baseball)
James Edward Ryan, nicknamed ″Pony″, was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played eighteen seasons between 1885 and 1903, primarily for the Chicago White Stockings/Colts/Orphans. He held the league record for career assists by an outfielder from 1900 to 1924. In that season, he hit for the cycle on July 28. Ryan appeared in game as a pitcher, becoming the only player in major league history to hit for the cycle. The White Stockings beat the Detroit Wolverines 21–17, Ryan switched to the Chicago Pirates in 1890, the only season of the Players League, and ended his career with the Washington Senators in the American League. In 1900, his season in Chicago, he broke Tom Browns record of 348 career assists by an outfielder. Ryan was a.306 career hitter with 118 home runs and 1093 runs batted in in 2012 games, as a pitcher, he compiled a 6–1 record with 43 strikeouts and a 3.62 Earned run average in 117 innings. On the tough side, Ryan was one of the few players to punch a reporter at least twice, after his first episode, in 1887, Charlie Seymour of the Chicago Herald wrote, Ryan slugged the magnificent Chicago reporter in Pittsburg the other day.
In the other, in 1892, he took exception to George Beachel of the Chicago Daily News, in the clubhouse after a game, Ryan picked a quarrel with, and attacked him, using him up pretty badly. In 1896, he punched a train conductor after losing his place, a conductor who intervened was called down by Mr. Ryan, who got in one upper cut before Anson stopped the fun, wrote Tim Murnane of the Boston Globe. Ryan, in an article under his byline in 1905, advised against baseball as a profession, because few players last long enough in the big leagues to make money, Baseball is not a permanent business. Look in the newspapers and you see that a baseball player 35 years of age is considered an old man. Ryan died in Chicago at age 60. com Simply-Baseball-Notebook. com Howard W. Rosenberg, Cap Anson 4, Bigger Than Babe Ruth, jimmy Ryan at Find a Grave
Adrian Constantine Anson, nicknamed Cap and Pop, was a Major League Baseball first baseman. Including his time in the National Association, he played a record 27 consecutive seasons, Anson was regarded as one of the greatest players of his era and one of the first superstars of the game. Anson spent most of his career with the Chicago Cubs franchise, serving as the manager, first baseman and, in his tenure. He led the team to five National League pennants in the 1880s, Anson was one of baseballs first great hitters, and probably the first to tally over 3,000 career hits. His contemporary influence and prestige are regarded by historians as playing a role in establishing the racial segregation in professional baseball that persisted until the late 1940s. On several occasions, Anson refused to take the field when the roster included black players. The biography states, But at the time, his argumentative nature could be readily discounted by those around him. So, the notion that he had coattails in persuading players, after retiring as a player and leaving the Colts, Anson briefly managed the New York Giants.
He ran several enterprises in Chicago, including opening a billiards and bowling hall, Anson toured extensively on the vaudeville circuit, performing monologues and songs. Many of his business ventures failed, as a result, Anson lost his ownership stake in the Colts and filed for bankruptcy. Anson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939, Anson was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. Beginning in 1866, he spent two years at the high-school age boarding school of the University of Notre Dame after being sent there by his father in hopes of curtailing his mischievousness and his time away did little to discipline him. Soon after he returned home, his father sent him to the University of Iowa and he was a large and powerful man, standing 62 tall and weighing about 220 pounds. After being traded to Philadelphia Athletics, in 1872 and 1873, Anson finished in the NAs top five in batting, on-base percentage and he led the NA in OBP in 1872. Anson, who had engaged to a Philadelphia native in the meantime, had second thoughts about going west.
The White Stockings won the first league title, but fell off the pace the following two seasons, during this time, Anson was a solid hitter, but not quite a superstar. Both his fortunes and those of his team would change after Anson was named captain-manager of the club in 1879 and his new role led to the nickname Cap, though newspapers typically called him by the more formal Captain Anson or Capt. Anson. With Anson pacing the way, the White Stockings won five pennants between 1880 and 1886
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois, and it is the county seat of Cook County. In 2012, Chicago was listed as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Chicago has the third-largest gross metropolitan product in the United States—about $640 billion according to 2015 estimates, the city has one of the worlds largest and most diversified economies with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. In 2016, Chicago hosted over 54 million domestic and international visitors, landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicagos culture includes the arts, film, especially improvisational comedy. Chicago has sports teams in each of the major professional leagues. The city has many nicknames, the best-known being the Windy City, the name Chicago is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language.
The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as Checagou was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir, henri Joutel, in his journal of 1688, noted that the wild garlic, called chicagoua, grew abundantly in the area. In the mid-18th century, the area was inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Potawatomi, the first known non-indigenous permanent settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Du Sable was of African and French descent and arrived in the 1780s and he is commonly known as the Founder of Chicago. In 1803, the United States Army built Fort Dearborn, which was destroyed in 1812 in the Battle of Fort Dearborn, the Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes had ceded additional land to the United States in the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis. The Potawatomi were forcibly removed from their land after the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, on August 12,1833, the Town of Chicago was organized with a population of about 200. Within seven years it grew to more than 4,000 people, on June 15,1835, the first public land sales began with Edmund Dick Taylor as U. S.
The City of Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4,1837, as the site of the Chicago Portage, the city became an important transportation hub between the eastern and western United States. Chicagos first railway and Chicago Union Railroad, and the Illinois, the canal allowed steamboats and sailing ships on the Great Lakes to connect to the Mississippi River. A flourishing economy brought residents from rural communities and immigrants from abroad and retail and finance sectors became dominant, influencing the American economy. The Chicago Board of Trade listed the first ever standardized exchange traded forward contracts and these issues helped propel another Illinoisan, Abraham Lincoln, to the national stage
Charles Ruley Tod Brynan was a right-handed pitcher/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Stockings and Boston Beaneaters. Brynan debuted with the White Stockings on June 22,1888 against the Pittsburg Alleghenys and 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 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 and he 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. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference
Albert Goodwill Spalding was an American pitcher and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A. G. Spalding sporting goods company. He was born and raised in Byron, Illinois and he played major league baseball between 1871 and 1878. Spalding set a trend when he started wearing a baseball glove, after his retirement as a player, Spalding remained active with the Chicago White Stockings as president and part-owner. In the 1880s, he took players on the first world tour of baseball, with William Hulbert, Spalding organized the National League. He called for the commission investigated the origins of baseball. He wrote the first set of baseball rules. Having played baseball throughout his youth, Spalding first played competitively with the Rockford Pioneers, a youth team, which he joined in 1865. After pitching his team to a 26–2 victory over a mens amateur team, he was approached at the age of 15 by another squad. To aid him in this venture, Hulbert enlisted the help of Spalding, playing to the pitchers desire to return to his Midwestern roots and challenging Spaldings integrity, Hulbert convinced Spalding to sign a contract to play for the White Stockings in 1876.
Spalding coaxed teammates Deacon White, Ross Barnes and Cal McVey, as well as Philadelphia Athletics players Cap Anson and Bob Addy, to sign with Chicago. News of the signings by the Boston and Philadelphia players leaked to the press before the season ended and all of them faced verbal abuse and he was the premier pitcher of the 1870s, leading the league in victories for each of his six full seasons as a professional. During each of years he was his teams only pitcher. In 1876, Spalding won 47 games as the pitcher for the White Stockings. In 1877, Spalding began to use a glove to protect his catching hand, people had used gloves previously, but they were not popular, and Spalding himself was skeptical of wearing one at first. However, once he began donning gloves, he influenced other players to do so, Spalding retired from playing baseball in 1878 at the age of 27, although he continued as president and part owner of the White Stockings and a major influence on the National League. Spaldings.796 career winning percentage is the highest ever by a baseball pitcher, joining Chicago initially were the leading teams from Cincinnati, and St.
Louis. The owners of these western clubs accompanied Hulbert and Spalding to New York where they met with owners from New York City, Hartford. Each signed the constitution, and the National League was officially born
West Side Park
West Side Park was the name used for two different baseball parks that formerly stood in Chicago, Illinois. They were both home fields of the now known as the Chicago Cubs of the National League. Both ballparks were what are now called wooden ballparks, the initial stadium was the clubs home beginning in 1885, succeeding Lakefront Park. The park was located on a block bounded by Congress, Loomis and Throop Streets. The elongated shape of the block lent a bathtub-like shape to the park, the stadium held roughly 10,000 fans. In addition to the diamond, the park held a track which encircled the playing field. The Cubs had had to secure a new property after 1884, the season began on April 30, a month than it does today, for a 112-game schedule,50 fewer games than todays major-league schedule. The club spent the first five-plus weeks of the 1885 season on the road, despite being wanderers early in the season, the powerful Chicago club, under player-manager Cap Anson, came home with an 18-6 record.
They would sweep a four-game set in their first homestand and romp through the league schedule, the only team that gave them any problem was the New York Giants, who won 10 of the clubs 16 meetings and finished just two games behind Chicago in the standings. If projected to a modern 162-game schedule, that translates to 125 and 123 wins, Chicago captured the National League pennant that season and went on to win the league crown in 1886. The championships of the 1880s were disorganized in comparison to the modern World Series, exemplified by the 1885 contest, the 1886 World Series was more conventional, and was won by the Browns. Those matchups were the first on-field confrontations of the Cubs and Cardinals clubs, the site saw bonus baseball in 1887, as a neutral site for Game 14 of that years unique 15-game traveling World Series between the Browns and the Detroit Wolverines. In 1891 the team split its schedule between West Side Park and South Side Park, the first West Side Park was abandoned after the 1891 season, with the team playing at home exclusively on the South Side in 1892.
The site of the first West Side Park is now occupied by the Andrew Jackson Language Academy, left field – unknown Center field –560 ft. Right field –216 ft. In May 1893, the club opened the second West Side Park a few blocks west-southwest of the first one, on a block bounded by Taylor, Polk. It was located at 41°52′13″N 87°40′21″W, during May and June, they split their 1893 schedule with South Side Park, playing Sunday games on the West Side and weekday games on the South Side. By mid-summer they had abandoned the South Side park and moved into the West Side park full time, home plate for this ballpark was in the northwest corner of the property, toward the Polk and Lincoln intersection. The right field fence paralleled Taylor, with flat apartments between the alley behind the field area, and Taylor itself
Dad Clarke was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1888-1898. He would play for the Chicago White Stockings, New York Giants, Louisville Colonels, dad Clarke Out for Good, Famous Old Pitcher Dies from Stroke of Paralysis, Omaha Daily Bee, June 5,1911, page 10. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference
History of the Chicago Cubs
The Chicago National League Ball Club is the only franchise to play continuously in the same city since the formation of the National League in 1876. They are the earliest formed active professional sports club in North America, in their history, they have been known as the White Stockings, Colts, Rainmakers, Trojans and Zephyrs. It was common at the time for sportswriters to refer to teams by their colors, and it happens that Chicagos club. On April 29,1870, the Chicago White Stockings played their first game against the St. Louis Unions, and soundly defeated the Unions 7-1. The White Stockings divided their games between their downtown practice field, Ogden Park, and a facility set up at Dexter Park where they hosted games expected to draw larger crowds. C. Despite this East Coast dominance, Chicago won the NABBP championship that year, although the title was disputed by the opposing club, after their experiment with a race track in 1870, the White Stockings returned to the downtown for 1871, a decision that would prove fateful.
The club arranged with the city to build a ballpark in the northeast corner of the park known as Lake Park. The venue was dubbed the Union Base-Ball Grounds, and the club was a contender for the pennant until late in the season. On Sunday, October 8, the Great Chicago Fire erupted on the south side. The wooden ballpark was right in the path, and the grounds and all the teams equipment. Despite that disaster, the White Stockings played their 1871 season to completion, on the road and they managed to finish second, just 2 games short of the title that was won by Philadelphia. Although the original Red Stockings had disbanded after 1870, many of the players became members of a new club by the same name, but now based in Boston. Over the next four seasons, the Boston Red Stockings dominated the National Association and hoarded the games best stars, even those under contract with other teams. Hulbert, the White Stockings club president, was disgusted by the lack of contracts as well as the monopoly of the Boston club.
Gambling and alcohol were seen as serious problems, with games too often being suspected of being thrown. As a result, spearheaded the formation of a new, the National Leagues formation meant the end of the NA, as its remaining clubs shut down or reverted to amateur or minor status. After the 1875 season ended, Hulbert was principal in the acquisition of key players, including Boston pitcher Albert Spalding. The club continued to play its games at 23rd Street