Category:New York Metropolitans (minor league) players
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The following 46 pages are in this category, out of 46 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Tip O'Neill (baseball) – James Edward Tip ONeill was a Canadian professional baseball player from approximately 1875 to 1892. While playing with the St. Louis Browns from 1884 to 1889, ONeill helped the club compile a 516–247 record while winning four pennants. His adjusted.435 batting average in 1887 remains the second highest in league history. ONeill has been dubbed Canadas Babe Ruth and was inducted into both the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Each year since 1984, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has presented the Tip ONeill Award to the best Canadian baseball player, ONeill was born in 1858 at Springfield, Ontario, Canada, a village in Southwestern Ontario that was later incorporated into the city of Malahide. While ONeill was a boy, his family moved approximately 30 miles northeast to Woodstock, Ontario, in 1875, ONeill began playing organized baseball in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, and became known as The Woodstock Wonder. He also traveled with barnstorming teams, in 1881, he reportedly played in Detroit, and in 1882, he played for the New York Metropolitans in the League Alliance. ONeill made his league debut on May 5,1883. Shortly after his league debut, The Sporting Life wrote, ONeill. This is a very weak reliance nowadays, as batsmen have only to note the speed of the ball, ONeills delivery is wild and erratic -- hard work for the catcher and busy work for the field. ONeill appeared in 19 games as a pitcher for the Gothams and compiled a win–loss record of 5–12. In 1884, ONeill joined Charlie Comiskeys St. Louis Browns of the American Association and he was signed by Comiskey to replace pitcher Tony Mullane, who left the Browns after the 1883 season. ONeill compiled an 11–4 win-loss record with a 2.68 ERA, however, his arm reportedly went back on him during the 1884 season, requiring him to switch from pitching to playing in the outfield. He ended up playing 64 games as an outfielder in 1884 and was exclusively an outfielder thereafter, in 1885, ONeill missed much of the season, suffering an injury on June 10 and not returning to the lineup until September 3. Despite the injury, ONeill established himself as the Browns best batter, hitting.350 in 52 games, the 1885 Browns won the American Association pennant with a 79-33 record and tied the Chicago White Stockings in the 1885 World Series. ONeill scored four runs but hit.208 in his first World Series, ONeill played his first full season as a position player in 1886 and became one of the most valuable players in baseball. He appeared in 138 games, all as an outfielder, and led the league with 107 runs batted in. He was also among the leaders with a.328 batting average.385 on-base percentage.440 slugging percentage,190 hits,255 total bases,45 extra base hits
2. Cy Seymour – James Bentley Cy Seymour was an American center fielder and pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1896 through 1913, Seymour played for the New York Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, primarily a center fielder, Seymour retired with 1,724 hits and a lifetime batting average of.303. He was a pitcher for his first five seasons, ending his MLB career with a 61–56 win–loss record, only Babe Ruth retired with more combined wins and hits. Seymour is the Reds career leader in batting average and holds the Reds single-season record for batting average, Seymour played semi-professional baseball in Plattsburgh, New York, receiving a monthly salary of $1,000. He began his career in minor league baseball with Springfield Ponies of the Class-A Eastern League. Seymour signed with the New York Giants of the National League during the 1896 season, a sometimes wild pitcher, The New York Times described him as having a $10,000 arm and a $00,000 head. Seymour set a MLB record with three errors in one inning, a record tied by Tommy John. However, he pitched to an 18–14 win–loss record in 1897, with a 3.37 earned run average, while recording 149 strikeouts, good for second in the NL. In 1898, he won 25 games, had a 3.18 ERA, during the season, Seymour pitched three games in two days against the Baltimore Orioles. Orioles manager John McGraw later said that Seymour deserved the title of Iron Man more than Joe McGinnity. Seymour held out from the Giants for the first month of the 1899 season in a dispute, eventually signing for $2,000. He finished second in the NL in strikeouts with 142, Seymour was briefly demoted to the minor leagues after walking 11 batters in a victory against the St. Louis Perfectos on June 7,1900. Due to injuries and the ineffectiveness of the Giants outfielders, the team began to play Seymour in the outfield, Seymour last pitched for the Giants that season, at which point he converted into an outfielder full-time due to injury from throwing the screwball. With the formation of the American League as a competitor to the NL, McGraw, remembering Seymours toughness in previous seasons, signed Seymour to his team, the Baltimore Orioles, before the 1901 season. Seymour batted.303 with the Orioles that year, by 1902, the franchise began to fall into significant debt. Joe Kelley, star player for the Orioles and son-in-law of part-owner John Mahon, unable to afford that debt, Mahon purchased shares of the team from Kelley and player-manager McGraw, who had resigned from the team and signed with the Giants. With this, Mahon became the majority shareholder, on July 17,1902, Mahon sold his interest in the Orioles to Andrew Freedman, principal owner of the Giants, and John T. Brush, principal owner of the Cincinnati Reds, also of the NL. That day, Freedman and Brush released Seymour, McGraw, Kelley, McGinnity, Roger Bresnahan, Jack Cronin, and Dan McGann from their Oriole contracts
3. Tom Bannon – Thomas Edward Bannon, nicknamed Ward Six and Uncle Tom, was a professional baseball player and manager. He played Major League Baseball for the New York Giants in 1895 and 1896, Bannon was 5 feet,8 inches tall and weighed 175 pounds. Bannon was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1869 and grew up in Saugus and he started his professional baseball career in 1891. During the 1895 season, he played for the Eastern Leagues Scranton Coal Heavers, early in the following season, Bannon appeared in two games for the Giants, which was his last major league experience. He spent most of the summer in the Atlantic League, where he batted.387, from 1897 to 1901, Bannon played for various teams in the Eastern League. Among his teammates in those years was his brother, Jimmy. In 1898, while with the Montreal Royals, Tom batted.287, the following year, he batted.274 and led the league with 64 stolen bases. Bannon went to the Connecticut State League in 1902, played there for three seasons, and then moved on to the New England League, in 1909, he became a player-manager for the Lowell Tigers. In 1910, he was a player-manager of the Connecticut Associations Middletown Jewels and he managed two teams in 1911. Bannon was an umpire in the New England League for several years afterwards and he died in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1950 and was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference
4. Fatty Briody – Charles F. Fatty Briody, nicknamed Alderman, was a professional baseball player whose career spanned from 1877 to 1888. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball— for the Troy Trojans, Cleveland Blues, Cincinnati Outlaw Reds, St. Louis Maroons, Kansas City Cowboys, Detroit Wolverines, Briody was born in Lansingburgh, New York, four miles outside of Troy, New York. He spent most of his life in Lansingburgh, though he lived in Wisconsin for nine years as a child, Briody began his professional baseball career at age 18 playing for the Troy Haymakers of the League Alliance. By 1879, he was playing for New Bedford in the National Association, on June 16,1880, Briody received a one-game tryout in the major leagues with the Troy Trojans of the National League. Appearing as the catcher in a 9-5 loss against Cleveland, Briody went hitless in four at bats for a.000 batting average, during the 1881 season, Briody played in the Eastern Championship Association for the Washington Nationals and New York Metropolitans. Briody played at the position for the Cleveland Blues of the National League from 1882 to 1884. He made his league debut on June 16,1882. He compiled a.258 batting average with 13 doubles and 13 RBIs and he also compiled a.902 fielding percentage with 251 putouts and 89 assists. In 1883, the Blues acquired catcher Doc Bushong, and Briody became a backup to Bushong, Briody appeared 33 games as a catcher that year and also made appearances at first, second, and third bases. His batting average declined to.234, and his fielding percentage at catcher was.900 with 171 putouts and 46 assists, at the start of the 1884 season, Briody resumed his role as Bushongs backup. He appeared in 42 games as catcher and improved his fielding percentage to.922 with 243 putouts and 74 assists, however, his batting average declined markedly to.169. In the middle of the 1884 season, Briody jumped leagues, in 22games for the Outlaw Reds, Briodys batting average nearly doubled—he compiled a.169 average with Cleveland and hit.337 in 89 at bats for Cincinnati. After his short stint in the Union Association, Briody returned to the National League in 1885 and he was the Maroons catcher in 60 games and compiled an.893 fielding percentage with 243 putouts and 83 assists. However, on returning to the National League, Briodys batting average dropped to.195, in February 1886, St. Louis returned Briody to league control, and he was claimed by the Kansas City Cowboys the following month. Briody played in 54 games as a catcher for the Cowboys, in March 1887, after the Cowboys folded, Briody was again returned to league control where he was claimed by the Detroit Wolverines. The Wolverines had narrowly missed winning the 1886 National League pennant and were loaded with talent, including future Hall of Famers Dan Brouthers, Sam Thompson, Briody played in 33 games as the teams catcher, serving as the back-up to Charlie Ganzel and Charlie Bennett. Briody was suspended mid-season for drunkenness, the Wolverines won the National League pennant in 1887 and went on to defeat the St. Louis Browns in the 1887 World Series. Briody compiled a.227 batting average for Detroit, in 1888, Briody played his final season in the major leagues with the Kansas City Cowboys of the American Association
5. John Clapp (baseball) – Clapp, who predominately played as a catcher, also played as an outfielder. Over his career, Clapp compiled a batting average of.283 with 459 runs scored,713 hits,92 doubles,35 triples,7 home runs. Over 1,188 games played, Clapp struck out 51 times, although the majority of his career was spent in the major leagues, Clapp also played two seasons of minor league baseball. He made his MLB debut at the age of 21 and was listed as standing 5 feet 7 inches and his brother, Aaron Clapp, also played one season of MLB for the Troy Trojans. John Edgar Clapp was born on July 17,1851, in Ithaca, in 1872, Clapp began his professional career with the Middletown Mansfields of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players. Over 19 games played, Clapp batted.278 with one home run, after the team folded, Clapp joined the Philadelphia Athletics. His single home run tied him for the team-lead along with Wes Fisler, Cherokee Fisher, and Tim Murnane. Next season, in 1874, Clapp led the NA in at bats per home run, his on-base percentage was a career-high, while the Athletics finished the season 33–22, third in the NA, under manager Dick McBride. In his final year with the club, Clapp batted.264 with 77 hits and 39 RBI and his putout total was second in the NA among catchers. In 1876, Clapp joined the St. Louis Brown Stockings of the National League and he finished the year tied for the team lead in games played and hits, while he led the NL in putouts as a catcher, with 333. Next season, Clapp batted a career high.318, while his on-base percentage, in the field, Clapp committed 40 errors as a catcher, second highest in the NL to Lew Browns 49. After leaving the team, Clapp joined the Indianapolis Blues, where he served as a player-manager for the 1878 season. Playing primarily in the outfield, Clapp was tied for the MLB lead in games played along with Indianapolis teammates Silver Flint, Russ McKelvy, Orator Shafer, after his one-year stint with the Blues, Clapp joined the Buffalo Bisons. Playing in 70 games, Clapp managed the team to a 46–32 record, on June 25 of that year, Clapp ended a streak of 212 consecutive games played, serving primarily as a catcher. In 1880, now playing and managing for the Cincinnati Reds, Clapp played in a total of 80 games, Clapp reported him to the Chicago police, which led to Woodruffs arrest. In 1882, after leading the NL in walks, Clapp made his debut for the New York Metropolitans of the League Alliance. In 1883, his last MLB season, Clapp played for, Clapp, then 34, spent his final professional season with the St. Paul Apostles, where he batted.180 with 11 hits and a double. After retiring from baseball, Clapp served as a sergeant in his hometown of Ithaca
6. Jack Cronin – John J. Cronin was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played professionally from 1895 through 1912 and his MLB career included stints with the Brooklyn Grooms, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Superbas. Cronin began his career pitching in two games for the Hartford Bluebirds of the Connecticut State League in July 1895. He signed with the Brooklyn Grooms, appearing in two games before receiving his release in September. In May 1896, Cronin pitched for Pottsville of the Class-B Pennsylvania State League, before joining the New York Metropolitans of the Class-A Atlantic League, where he pitched from June through July. He signed with the Bangor Millionaires of the Maine State League in 1897 and he pitched for Fall River through July 8,1898, when he was purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Released from the Pirates, Cronin joined the Detroit Tigers, then in the Class-A Western League in 1899, on September 18,1899, the Cincinnati Reds of the purchased Cronin from Detroit. In April 1900, they returned Cronin to Detroit, now a member of the American League, Cronin was released by the Tigers on June 8,1902, and he signed with the Baltimore Orioles that same day. However, the Orioles struggled with debt, Joe Kelley, star player for the Orioles and son-in-law of part-owner John Mahon, reported that the team owed as much as $12,000. Unable to afford that debt, Mahon purchased shares of the team from Kelley, with this, Mahon became the majority shareholder, owning 201 of the teams 400 shares. On July 17,1902, Mahon sold his interest in the Orioles to Andrew Freedman, principal owner of the Giants of the NL, and John T. Brush, principal owner of the Cincinnati Reds, also of the NL. That day, Freedman released Cronin, Kelley, Dan McGann, Cy Seymour, Roger Bresnahan, Freedman signed Cronin, McGann, Bresnahan, and McGinnity and to the Giants, joining McGraw, who had signed with the Giants ten days earlier. Brush signed Seymour and Kelley to the Reds, after the 1903 season, on December 12,1903, the Giants traded Cronin with Charlie Babb and $6,000 to the Brooklyn Superbas for Bill Dahlen. Cronin pitched for the Superbas in 1904, released after the season, Cronin returned to minor league baseball. He signed with the Providence Clamdiggers, later known as the Providence Grays, of the Eastern League in 1905 and he then joined the Buffalo Bisons. In 1912, Cronin pitched for Reading of the outlaw United States Baseball League, career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference
7. Hugh Daily – He was known for having a surly disposition and was not well liked by baseball executives, which occasioned his frequent change of teams. However, he was a favourite of fans wherever he played, Daily was successful as a starting pitcher early in his major league career. Daily established the record for strikeouts in a season, tied a record by tossing two consecutive one-hitters, broke the record for one-hitters in a season, and threw a no-hitter. After his initial three years of success, the three years of his career were marked by quick decline in his seasonal numbers, and he was gone from organised baseball shortly thereafter. Today he remains a figure, as there is little record of his activities after his career. It is unclear where he lived and where he died and his nickname, One Arm Daily, is a reference to his left arm, he had lost his left hand to a gun accident earlier in his life. To compensate for this injury, he fixed a special pad over the affected area, Daily was well known for having a bad disposition, he has been described as surly, and having a volatile temper. Other sources add to that, mean, contemptuous, and uncommunicative, while this behaviour was not well liked by the baseball establishment, he was popular with the home crowds because of his verbal tirades against umpires and opposing players alike. Some theories attempt to explain Dailys tempestuous behaviour, one of which was put forth by Frank Vaccaro in his 1999 edition of The National Pastime. His physical condition did not allow him many opportunities to any other positions, so this compelled his managers to leave him in the game longer. He was allowed to play in the field on several occasions and he became the teams ace pitcher, winning 38 games, including notable victories against Cap Ansons Chicago White Stockings, and most of the other top professional teams in the country at the time. Dailys performance that caught the eye of Major League teams. Although he shared starts with future Hall of Famer Pud Galvin, he was able to pitch in 29 games and he was playing for the Cleveland Blues of the National League when he pitched a no-hitter on 13 September 1883 against the Philadelphia Quakers, a 1–0 victory. He finished the season with a 23–19 win–loss record, and finished in the top ten in several pitching categories. He finished second in the league with two shutouts, fifth place with a 2.42 earned run average, seventh in strikeouts with 171, and ninth in the league in wins, games pitched, and games started. However, he did lead the league with 99 walks – a remarkable total, for the 1884 season, he feasted on the upstart Union Associations lack of talent, pitching for the Chicago Browns, and for the Washington Nationals later in the season. He finished with a 28–28 win–loss record, but did have a low 2.43 ERA, Daily struck out a total of 483 batters that season, a record that was surpassed only in 1886 by both Matt Kilroy, and Toad Ramsey. Among the season totals, he struck out 19 batters in a game, on 7 July, unofficially, his reported 19 strikeout game was upgraded to 20 when it was discovered that one batter had struck out but reached first base when the pitch got away from the catcher
8. Jerry Dorgan – Jeremiah F. Jerry Dorgan was an American professional baseball player American from 1879 to 1887. He played four seasons of Major League Baseball as a fielder and catcher for five major league clubs. He appeared in 131 major league games and compiled a.282 batting average with 22 doubles, Dorgan was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1856. His parents were Cornelius Dorgan and Mary Dorgan, both of whom were immigrants from Ireland and his older brother, Mike Dorgan, played ten seasons of Major League Baseball from 1877 to 1890. Dorgan began his career as a baseball player in 1879 with the Holyoke. Dorgan made his league debut in July 1880 with the Worcester Ruby Legs in the National League. He appeared in 10 games for Worcester, nine of them as an outfielder, Dorgan also appeared in 22 games for the Albany, New York baseball club in 1880. In 1881, Dorgan played for the Brooklyn Atlantics and New York Mets in the Eastern Championship Association, the following year he returned to the major leagues with the Philadelphia Athletics. He appeared in 44 games for Philadelphia,25 as a catcher and 22 as an outfielder and he compiled a.282 average before being released by the club on September 4,1882. There is no record of Dorgan playing organized baseball in 1883, in 1884, he appeared in 34 games for the Indianapolis Hoosiers and four games for the Brooklyn Atlantics. He was released by Indianapolis in July and by Brooklyn in August 1884 and he compiled a.299 batting average in 154 at bats during the 1884 season. In 1885, Dorgan appeared in 39 games, all in the outfield and he compiled a.286 batting average for Detroit. He appeared in his last major league game as a member of the Detroit team on June 25,1885. After his major league career ended, Dorgan played two seasons in the Eastern League, for the Meriden Silvermen in 1886 and for the Hartford Dark Blues in 1887. Over the course of four league seasons, Dorgan appeared in 131 major league games and compiled a.282 batting average with 22 doubles. Alcohol was blamed for the end to his career. The Sporting Life called him an outfielder and a heavy batsman who had promise. Dorgan died in June 1891 at age 35, after being found lying inebriated at 2 a. m. with an empty liquor bottle beside him in a stable behind the Kilbourn House in Middletown, Connecticut