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1878 Major League Baseball New Debuts

Rk Name Age Debut Pos Tm WAR Ht Wt B T Birthdate Birthplace Schools and Draft
1 Charlie Bennett Charles Wesley 23.161 May 1 2O MLG 39.1 5-11 180 R R Nov 21, 1854 New Castle, PA, US
2 Frank Bliss Frank Eugene 25.192 Jun 20 /52 MLG -0.2 Dec 10, 1852 Chicago, IL, US School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
3 Fred Corey Frederick Harrison .000 May 1 /143 PRO 5.1 5-7 160 R R Coventry, RI, US
4 George Creamer George W. .000 May 1 4O/5 MLG -0.7 6-2 R R Philadelphia, PA, US
5 Abner Dalrymple Abner Frank 20.234 May 1 *O MLG 18.4 5-10 175 L R Sep 9, 1857 Gratiot, WI, US
6 Buttercup Dickerson Lewis Pessano 19.277 Jul 15 O CIN 7.0 5-6 140 L R Oct 11, 1858 Tyaskin, MD, US
7 Jake Goodman Jacob 24.230 May 2 *3 MLG 0.5 6-1 Sep 14, 1853 Lancaster, PA, US
8 Frank Hankinson Frank Edward 22.002 May 1 *5/1 CHC 7.0 5-11 168 R R Apr 29, 1856 New York, NY, US
9 Tom Healey Thomas F. .000 Jun 13 /1 PRO -0.2 R Cranston, RI, US
10 Alamazoo Jennings Alfred Gorden 27.258 Aug 15 /2 MLG -0.2 Nov 30, 1850 Newport, KY, US
11 King Kelly Michael Joseph 20.121 May 1 *O2/5 CIN 43.3 5-10 170 R R Dec 31, 1857 Troy, NY, US Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds in 1878.
12 Bill McClellan William Henry 22.059 May 20 *4/6O CHC 4.5 5-5 156 S L Mar 22, 1856 Chicago, IL, US
13 Jim McCormick James 21.198 May 20 1/O IND 75.8 5-10 215 R R Nov 3, 1856 Glasgow, Glasgow, GB
14 Russ McKelvy Russell Errett 23.235 May 1 *O/1 IND -0.4 R R Sep 8, 1854 Swissvale, PA, US School: Allegheny College (Meadville, PA)
15 The Only Nolan Edward Sylvester 20.175 May 1 1/O IND 0.6 5-8 171 L R Nov 7, 1857 CA
16 Phil Powers Philip J. 24.036 Aug 31 /2 CHC -2.1 5-7 166 R R Jul 26, 1854 New York, NY, US
17 Bill Sullivan William 25.036 Aug 9 /O CHC -0.1 Jul 4, 1853 IE
18 Bill Traffley William Franklin 18.218 Jul 27 /2 CHC -2.7 5-11 185 R R Dec 21, 1859 Staten Island, NY, US
19 Monte Ward John Montgomery 18.134 Jul 15 1 PRO 64.0 5-9 165 L R Mar 3, 1860 Bellefonte, PA, US Schools: Columbia University (New York, NY), Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
20 Harry Wheeler Harry Eugene 20.108 Jun 19 /1 PRO -3.7 5-11 165 R R Mar 3, 1858 Versailles, IN, US
21 Ned Williamson Edward Nagle 20.189 May 1 *5 IND 35.7 5-11 210 R R Oct 24, 1857 Philadelphia, PA, US
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR/pos G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Debut Age
1 Charlie Bennett 15 1878 1893 0 39.1 1062 4310 3821 549 978 203 67 55 533 42 478 572 .256 .340 .387 .728 May 1 23.161
2 Frank Bliss 1 1878 1878 0 -0.2 2 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 Jun 20 25.192
3 Fred Corey 7 1878 1885 0 2.7 432 1803 1738 239 427 70 43 7 124 60 70 .246 .273 .348 .620 May 1 .000
4 George Creamer 7 1878 1884 0 -0.7 500 1935 1862 234 400 55 28 1 99 71 89 .215 .244 .276 .520 May 1 .000
5 Abner Dalrymple 12 1878 1891 0 18.4 951 4384 4172 813 1202 217 81 43 407 58 204 359 .288 .323 .410 .732 May 1 20.234
6 Buttercup Dickerson 7 1878 1885 0 7.0 408 1812 1762 302 500 84 34 4 127 48 51 .284 .304 .377 .680 Jul 15 19.277
7 Jake Goodman 2 1878 1882 0 0.5 70 302 293 33 75 6 5 1 27 9 33 .256 .278 .321 .599 May 2 24.230
8 Frank Hankinson 10 1878 1888 0 5.4 849 3443 3272 410 747 122 39 13 344 31 170 266 .228 .267 .301 .568 May 1 22.002
9 Tom Healey 1 1878 1878 0 -0.3 15 54 54 2 10 2 0 0 6 0 18 .185 .185 .222 .407 Jun 13 .000
10 Alamazoo Jennings 1 1878 1878 0 -0.2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 Aug 15 27.258
11 King Kelly HOF 16 1878 1893 0 44.3 1455 6455 5894 1357 1813 359 102 69 950 368 549 418 .308 .368 .438 .806 May 1 20.121
12 Bill McClellan 8 1878 1888 0 4.5 792 3486 3197 533 773 129 33 6 304 132 274 185 .242 .305 .308 .613 May 20 22.059
13 Jim McCormick 10 1878 1887 0 0.3 534 2104 2082 246 491 66 22 4 178 10 22 127 .236 .244 .294 .538 May 20 21.198
14 Russ McKelvy 2 1878 1882 0 0.2 64 262 257 33 57 4 3 2 36 5 38 .222 .237 .284 .521 May 1 23.235
15 The Only Nolan 5 1878 1885 0 1.0 102 417 405 33 97 17 2 0 35 12 31 .240 .261 .291 .553 May 1 20.175
16 Phil Powers 7 1878 1885 0 -2.1 155 592 573 56 103 12 6 0 42 19 22 .180 .206 .222 .428 Aug 31 24.036
17 Bill Sullivan 1 1878 1878 0 -0.1 2 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 Aug 9 25.036
18 Bill Traffley 5 1878 1886 0 -2.7 179 701 663 85 116 13 12 1 36 8 34 1 .175 .220 .235 .455 Jul 27 18.218
19 Monte Ward HOF 17 1878 1894 0 35.6 1827 8114 7656 1410 2107 231 96 26 869 540 421 326 .275 .314 .341 .655 Jul 15 18.134
20 Harry Wheeler 6 1878 1884 0 -2.3 257 1145 1122 152 256 29 21 2 32 23 32 .228 .244 .297 .540 Jun 19 20.108
21 Ned Williamson 13 1878 1890 0 36.1 1201 5082 4553 809 1159 228 85 64 667 88 506 532 .255 .332 .384 .716 May 1 20.189
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP Debut Age
1 Fred Corey 7 1878 1885 0 2.4 27 46 .370 3.32 93 74 17 59 3 2 656.1 764 456 242 19 98 168 0 0 47 2870 1.313 May 1 .000
2 Frank Hankinson 10 1878 1888 0 1.6 16 12 .571 2.50 32 28 3 28 2 1 266.2 281 154 74 1 31 81 0 0 5 1144 1.170 May 1 22.002
3 Tom Healey 1 1878 1878 0 0.1 6 7 .462 2.39 14 13 1 12 0 1 113.0 125 67 30 2 20 20 0 8 480 1.283 Jun 13 .000
4 King Kelly HOF 16 1878 1893 0 -1.0 2 2 .500 4.14 12 0 9 0 0 0 45.2 63 49 21 5 30 4 4 0 8 236 2.036 May 1 20.121
5 Jim McCormick 10 1878 1887 0 75.5 265 214 .553 2.43 492 485 7 466 33 1 4275.2 4092 2095 1155 82 749 1704 12 0 160 17702 1.132 May 20 21.198
6 Russ McKelvy 2 1878 1882 0 -0.6 0 2 .000 2.16 4 1 3 1 0 0 25.0 38 23 6 1 3 3 0 3 121 1.640 May 1 23.235
7 The Only Nolan 5 1878 1885 0 -0.4 23 52 .307 2.98 79 78 1 74 1 0 676.0 720 434 224 6 135 274 0 55 2913 1.265 May 1 20.175
8 Monte Ward HOF 17 1878 1894 0 28.4 164 103 .614 2.10 293 262 32 245 24 3 2469.2 2324 1185 576 26 253 920 0 144 10164 1.043 Jul 15 18.134
9 Harry Wheeler 6 1878 1884 0 -1.4 7 6 .538 4.70 14 10 4 8 0 0 97.2 117 80 51 1 43 41 0 17 456 1.638 Jun 19 20.108
10 Ned Williamson 13 1878 1890 0 -0.4 1 1 .500 3.34 12 1 9 1 0 3 35.0 38 31 13 1 5 7 0 0 2 160 1.229 May 1 20.189
Totals 87 1878 1894 0 104.2 511 445 .535 2.49 1045 952 86 894 63 11 8660.2 8562 4574 2392 144 1367 3222 16 0 449 36246 1.313