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Henry Houston Salisbury

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Harry Salisbury was the # 2 pitcher on the 1879 Troy Trojans, a team on which the 21-year-old Dan Brouthers played first base and also pitched in 3 games. Salisbury pitched in 10 games with an ERA of 2.22, good for fourth in the National League.

Three years later, at age 27, Salisbury returned to the majors, pitching for the 1882 Pittsburgh Alleghenys, and winning 20 games in the inaugural season of the American Association. He was the top pitcher on the team, and his 2.63 ERA was 7th in the league. It was a year in which the Alleghenys released several pitchers for infractions of rules.

Prior to that, he pitched in the 1870s for St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Salisbury and Lee Richmond were the first two players out of Brown University to come to the major leagues, which they both did in 1879. They were both at Brown from 1877 to 1879.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1882)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1882)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1882)

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