From BR Bullpen
Albert George Pratt
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 140 lb.
- Debut May 4, 1871
- Final Game August 19, 1872
- Born November 19, 1848 in Allegheny, PA USA
- Died November 21, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA USA
 Biographical Information
Al Pratt lost the first major league baseball game ever on May 4, 1871 while pitching for the Cleveland Forest Citys against the Fort Wayne Kekiongas in the first game of the National Association's inaugural season.
David Pietrusza's website has a page on Al Pratt, saying that he started pitching in 1867, and began managing in 1868. After the majors he went back to non-league games, and also was a National League umpire in 1879 and 1880 and later an American Association umpire. He ran a bar and became manager of Pittsburgh's entry in the Association. He was an organizer of the Union Association, and a part owner of the National League Pittsburgh club in 1890 during the Players League revolt.
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