Lewis W. Whistler
born Lewis Wissler
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 178 lb.
- Debut August 7, 1890
- Final Game June 15, 1893
- Born March 10, 1868 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died December 30, 1959 in St. Louis, MO USA
"The Governors . . . close(d) the season in second place . . . Popular Lew Whistler deserves all the credit, and had he gotten fair treatment in the way of umpires and the support of the magnates of the local backers he would have won the flag hands down." - from Sporting Life of September 24, 1898
Lew Whistler played four seasons in the National League. As a rookie, he hit quite well, but was average in his second and third seasons and well below-average in his last.
Whistler also had an extensive minor league career which ran from 1887-1905, serving as a player-manager for a decade.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1895||Chattanooga Warriors/Mobile Bluebirds||Southern League||37-63||5th||none|
|1897||Springfield Governors||Interstate League||7th||replaced Harry Rinehart|
|1898||Springfield Governors||Interstate League||81-66||3rd||none|
|1899||Syracuse Stars||Eastern League||--||--||replaced by Sandy Griffin|
|1900||Schenectady Electricians||New York State League||55-61||4th||none|
|1901||Chattanooga Lookouts||Southern Association||47-73||7th||none|
|1902||Schenectady Electricians||New York State League||56-55||5th||none|
|1903||Montgomery Black Sox||Southern Association||53-67||7th|
|1904||Memphis Egyptians||Southern Association||81-54||1st||none League Champs|
|1905||Memphis Egyptians||Southern Association||69-62||2nd||none|