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Albert Henry Bridwell

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

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Although Al Bridwell played 11 seasons in the major leagues, finishing as high as 5th in the league in batting one year and as high as 3rd in the league in OBP, and also stole 136 major league bases, nevertheless his 1969 New York Times obituary remembered him mainly for being the fellow whose single started the Merkle Bonehead Play.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1919 Houston Buffaloes Texas League 89-71 2nd
1920 Rocky Mount Tar Heels Virginia League -- -- replaced by Phifer Fullenwider
1921 Spartanburg Pioneers South Atlantic League -- -- replaced by Mike Kelly

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