John Abadie

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John Abadie
First baseman
Born: (1854-11-04)November 4, 1854
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: May 17, 1905(1905-05-17) (aged 50)
Pemberton, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1875, for the Philadelphia Centennials
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1875, for the Brooklyn Atlantics
MLB statistics
Batting average .224
Runs scored 4
Runs batted in 5
Teams

John W. Abadie (November 4, 1854 – May 17, 1905) was an American professional baseball first baseman who played in Major League Baseball during the 1875 season. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Previously to playing in the majors, Abadie saw action at first base for a semi-professional team in Easton, Pennsylvania, which was the hardest team to beat in exhibition games, as a result, this team defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, Philadelphia Whites and Brooklyn Atlantics charter teams of the National Association in 1874. Then, when the National Association expanded in 1875, Abadie and seven of his teammates were drafted because of the Easton team's success.[1]

Abadie played 12 games with the Philadelphia Centennials and Brooklyn Atlantics during the 1875 season, compiling a batting average of .224 (11 for 49) with four runs scored and five RBI. Additionally, Abadie became the only player to have a unique triple slash line (.224/.224/.224) in a Major League career.[2]

After the 1875 season, the National Association lost five of its teams and was forced to fold. Abadie returned to playing for independent teams in the Minor Leagues and never appeared in a major league game again.

Abadie died in 1905 in Pemberton, New Jersey, at the age of 50.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reichler, Joseph L. The Baseball Encyclopedia, fourth edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8
  2. ^ FanGraphs Baseball – John Abadie Statistics

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