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William J. Sweeney

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 160 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Bill Sweeney was a star in the 1884 Union Association, winning 40 games as a pitcher. He had previously pitched for the 1882 Philadelphia Athletics in the first season of the American Association.

In 2009 at a SABR regional meeting there was a presentation on Sweeney's 18-strikeout game in 1884 site.

Sweeney's 374 strikeouts in 1884 put him in the top ten of all time for single-season strikeouts, although several of the pitchers above him on the list also achieved their totals in 1884.

Although born in Philly, he was playing in San Francisco by 1879-80.

He is not to be confused with a couple other players of the same name who came after him.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • UA Wins Leader (1884)
  • UA Games Pitched Leader (1884)
  • UA Innings Pitched Leader (1884)
  • UA Complete Games Leader (1884)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 30 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 40 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 500 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 300 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1884)

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