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Lew Brown (baseball)

Last MLB appearance
October 19, 1884, for the Boston Reds
MLB debut
June 17, 1876, for the Boston Red Caps
MLB statistics
Batting average.248
Home runs10
Runs batted in169
Teams
Boston Red Caps ( 1876 - 1877 ), Providence Grays ( 1878 - 1879 ), Chicago White Stockings ( 1879 ), Detroit Wolverines ( 1881 ), Providence Grays ( 1881 ), Boston Beaneaters ( 1883 ), Louisville Eclipse ( 1883 ), Boston Reds ( 1884 )

The wildest pitching you ever saw would not make him weaken. Hot or slow, high or low, in or out, No matter where the ball came or how much curve, it was all the same to Brown. Sporting Life 1 Lew Brown probably could have stopped cannon Ball if one had been fired at Home plate. He actually wanted to try. Former teammate and future Boston Globe writer Tim Murnane recalls being at a show in which performer caught fire cannon Ball. Brown went to management and offered to catch the same Ball fire at any speed the cannon would stand, for 2 500. Murnane believes Brown would actually have attempted it if allowed, since he had seen him handle pitching that most any man of present day would need a net to stop. He described Brown as stiff as an oak tree and as supple as willow, and unequalled in his style and knowledge of catchers ' position. 2 days when catchers ' position didnt come with any of the equipment we consider essential. Today, Brown, appropriately called Hoss or Horse, uses his body to try and stop every pitch. He was caught in his games without gloves or mask, write Boston Herald, and was absolutely fearless in his handling of the ball. 3 It is not know whether Brown eventually wore a mask or gloves when most catchers began to use them in the 1880s, but these were new inventions during his years. 4 Until sometime in the 1880s, writes historian Peter Morris, most catchers and first basemen were wearing no more than simple finger gloves, and most other fielders were bare-hand. 5 He also caught during days when catchers didnt crouch behind plate, but rather stood upright, often with a stoop. Batters were still calling for high or low pitches, so there wasnt need for secret signal-calling to pitchers as in today's game. The distance from pitchers box to home plate changed from 45-feet to 50-feet in 1881, still far less than sixty-feet-six-inches today. 6 Errors were much more common in Field than any fan would tolerate in a major league game today, and catchers bore brunt of faster pitching with little or no equipment. Pass balls were common. Brown loved challenging grunge work behind the plate and nothing ever seemed to dampen his boyish spirits, Murnane remember. 7 Brownie would face the most erratic twirler that ever sent Ball Over Home plate, and would catch in his most graceful style, wrote Globe. 8 Brown was, remembered teammate Charles J. Foley, without doubt, the toughest man that ever stood behind a bat. 9 Browns career lasts only seven seasons spent with six clubs in the National League, American Association, and Union Association, with two of those clubs winning pennants. Only two things keep Brown, beast at Home plate, from being called one of the greatest catchers of the 19th century.

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1876 Salaries

Table

AgeScoreAgeScoreAgeScoreAgeScore
16024963293.754057.75
1719259933914151
1836261003487.754243.75
19512710035844336
20642899.753679.754427.75
2175299937754519
22843097.753869.75469.75
239131963964470

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Table11

YearValueAge SpectrumStar DominationProduct
1876400.833.616205

Table12

YearValueAge SpectrumStar DominationProduct
2019837.915.889680

Table2

BatterPA
Paul Hines417
George Wright401
Mike McGeary379
Jim O'Rourke375
Monte Ward371
Tom York361
Joe Start324
Lew Brown233
Bill Hague212
Bobby Mathews180
Emil Gross136
Jack Farrell51
Denny Sullivan20
Dan O'Leary7
Rudy Kemmler7
Doug Allison5
Bill White4
PitcherBF
Monte Ward2425
Bobby Mathews779

Table3

BatterPAAge
Paul Hines41724
George Wright40132
Mike McGeary37928
Jim O'Rourke37528
Monte Ward37119
Tom York36128
Joe Start32436
Lew Brown23321
Bill Hague21227
Bobby Mathews18027
Emil Gross13621
Jack Farrell5121
Denny Sullivan2021
Dan O'Leary722
Rudy Kemmler719
Doug Allison532
Bill White418
PitcherBFAge
Monte Ward242519
Bobby Mathews77927

Table4

BatterPAAgeAge/St
Paul Hines4172496
George Wright4013293.75
Mike McGeary3792899.75
Jim O'Rourke3752899.75
Monte Ward3711951
Tom York3612899.75
Joe Start3243679.75
Lew Brown2332175
Bill Hague21227100
Bobby Mathews18027100
Emil Gross1362175
Jack Farrell512175
Denny Sullivan202175
Dan O'Leary72284
Rudy Kemmler71951
Doug Allison53293.75
Bill White41836
PitcherBFAgeAge/St
Monte Ward24251951
Bobby Mathews77927100

Table5

BatterPAAgeAge/StAge Cont
Paul Hines4172496400.32
George Wright4013293.75375.9375
Mike McGeary3792899.75378.0525
Jim O'Rourke3752899.75374.0625
Monte Ward3711951189.21
Tom York3612899.75360.0975
Joe Start3243679.75258.39
Lew Brown2332175174.75
Bill Hague21227100212
Bobby Mathews18027100180
Emil Gross1362175102
Jack Farrell51217538.25
Denny Sullivan20217515
Dan O'Leary722845.88
Rudy Kemmler719513.57
Doug Allison53293.754.6875
Bill White418361.44
PitcherBFAgeAge/StAge Cont
Monte Ward242519511236.75
Bobby Mathews77927100779

Table7

YearAge Strength
2019.915
2018.912
1900.907
2017.906
1899.905
1917.905
2016.904
1903.903
2015.901
2014.900

Table9

FromToAverage
1900190913.7%
1910191913.1%
1920192913.3%
1930193913.7%
1940194912.9%
1950195912.4%
1960196911.7%
1970197911.2%
1980198910.8%
1990199911.3%
2000200911.1%
2010201910.6%
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