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Lewis W. Whistler
born Lewis Wissler

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 178 lb.

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"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.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs
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 Schenectedy Electricians New York State League 55-61 4th none
1901 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 47-73 7th none
1902 Schenectedy 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

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