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1879 Major League Baseball New Debuts

Rk Name Age Debut Pos Tm WAR Ht Wt B T Birthdate Birthplace Schools and Draft
1 George Adams George H. 24.000 Jun 14 /3O SYR -0.1 5-6 175 R R Worcester, MA, US
2 Jack Allen Cyrus Alban 23.211 May 1 /5O SYR -0.9 160 R R Oct 2, 1855 Woodstock, IL, US Schools: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
3 Dan Brouthers Dennis Joseph 21.046 Jun 23 3/1 TRO 78.3 6-2 207 L L May 8, 1858 Sylvan Lake, NY, US Signed as a Free Agent with the Troy Trojans in 1879.
4 Mike Burke Michael E. .000 May 1 6/5O CIN -0.3 6-0 190 R R NY, US
5 Hick Carpenter Warren William 23.258 May 1 35O/4 SYR 4.4 5-11 186 R L Aug 16, 1855 Grafton, MA, US
6 Ed Caskin Edward James 27.122 May 1 62/4 TRO 4.1 5-9 165 R R Dec 30, 1851 Danvers, MA, US
7 Aaron Clapp Aaron Bronson 22.000 May 1 3O TRO 0.2 5-8 175 R Ithaca, NY, US
8 Ed Cogswell Edward 25.136 Jul 11 3 BSN 2.8 5-8 150 R R Feb 25, 1854 GB
9 Frank Decker Frank 22.119 Jun 25 /23O SYR -0.2 R R Feb 26, 1857 St. Louis, MO, US
10 Tom Dolan Thomas J. 24.263 Sep 30 /2 CHC -0.8 5-11 185 R R Jan 10, 1855 New York, NY, US
11 Jake Evans Uriah L. P. 22.221 May 1 *O TRO 3.7 5-8 154 R Sep 22, 1856 Baltimore, MD, US
12 Jack Farrell John A. 21.300 May 1 *4 SYR 18.5 5-9 165 R R Jul 5, 1857 Newark, NJ, US
13 Curry Foley Charles Joseph 23.119 May 13 1O/3 BSN 1.6 5-10 160 L Jan 14, 1856 Milltown, IE
14 Gid Gardner Franklin Washington 20.109 Aug 23 /1 TRO -0.7 165 R R May 6, 1859 Boston, MA, US
15 Jack Glasscock John Wesley 21.283 May 1 *45 CLV 61.5 5-8 160 R R Jul 22, 1857 Wheeling, WV, US
16 George Gore George F. 24.363 May 1 *O/3 CHC 39.8 5-11 195 L R May 3, 1854 Saccarappa, ME, US
17 Emil Gross Emil Michael 21.162 Aug 13 2 PRO 8.0 6-0 190 R R Mar 4, 1858 Chicago, IL, US
18 Fred Gunkle Frederick William 21.203 May 17 /2O CLV -0.2 Oct 26, 1857 Reading, PA, US High School: Reading HS (Reading, PA)
19 Al Hall Archibald W. .000 May 1 *O TRO 0.5 Worcester, MA, US
20 Bill Hawes William Hildreth 25.165 May 1 O/2 BSN -0.9 5-10 155 R R Nov 17, 1853 Nashua, NH, US
21 Thorny Hawkes Thorndike Proctor 26.198 May 1 *4 TRO 0.6 5-8 135 R R Oct 15, 1852 Danvers, MA, US
22 Sonny Hoffman William A. .000 May 10 /2O CLV -0.2 Cleveland, OH, US
23 Joe Hornung Michael Joseph 21.323 May 1 *O/3 BUF 7.3 5-8 164 R R Jun 12, 1857 Carthage, NY, US
24 Pete Hotaling Peter James 22.136 May 1 *O/245 CIN 7.7 5-8 166 L R Dec 16, 1856 Mohawk, NY, US
25 Sadie Houck Sargent Perry 23.000 May 1 O6 BSN 8.6 5-7 151 R R Washington, DC, US
26 John Kelly John Francis 20.096 Jun 7 /32 CLV -3.0 6-0 185 R R Mar 3, 1859 Paterson, NJ, US
27 Kick Kelly John O. 22.182 May 1 /23 SYR -0.8 6-0 185 Oct 31, 1856 New York, NY, US
28 Rudy Kemmler Rudolph 19.000 Jul 26 /2 PRO 0.7 5-11 206 R R Chicago, IL, US
29 Doc Kennedy Michael Joseph 25.263 May 1 2/3 CLV 4.5 5-9 185 R R Aug 11, 1853 Brooklyn, NY, US
30 Steve Libby Stephen Augustus 25.153 May 10 /3 BUF -0.0 6-1 168 Dec 8, 1853 Scarborough, ME, US
31 Jimmy Macullar James F. 24.109 May 5 6O/45 SYR 1.6 5-6 155 R L Jan 16, 1855 Boston, MA, US
32 John Magner John T. .000 Jul 14 /O CIN -0.1 5-7 170
33 Mike Mansell Michael R. 21.106 May 1 *O SYR 3.2 5-11 175 L Jan 15, 1858 Auburn, NY, US
34 Tom Mansell Thomas Edward 24.120 May 1 O TRO -1.0 5-8 160 L R Jan 1, 1855 Auburn, NY, US
35 Harry McCormick Patrick Henry 23.188 May 1 *1/O SYR 9.0 5-9 155 R R Oct 25, 1855 Syracuse, NY, US
36 Bill McGunnigle William Henry 24.121 May 2 O1 BUF 1.2 5-9 155 R R Jan 1, 1855 Boston, MA, US
37 Pat McManus Patrick A. 19.000 May 22 /1 TRO -0.4 IE School: Manhattan College (New York, NY)
38 Jack Neagle John Henry 21.187 Jul 8 /O1 CIN -5.9 5-6 155 R R Jan 2, 1858 Syracuse, NY, US
39 Dan O'Leary Daniel 22.316 Sep 3 /O PRO -0.1 5-10 165 L Oct 22, 1856 Detroit, MI, US
40 John O'Rourke John W. 29.251 May 1 *O BSN 6.6 6-0 190 L L Aug 23, 1849 Bridgeport, CT, US
41 Charlie Osterhout Charles H. .000 Jun 23 /2O SYR -0.2 R Syracuse, NY, US
42 Bill Phillips William B. 22.000 May 1 *32/O CLV 12.3 6-0 202 R R St. John, NB, CA
43 Blondie Purcell William Aloysius 25.046 May 1 O1/2 SYR 3.2 5-9 159 R R Mar 16, 1854 Paterson, NJ, US
44 Charlie Reilley Charles Augustine .000 May 1 23/O TRO -2.1 5-10 165 R R Providence, RI, US
45 Hardy Richardson Abram Harding 24.010 May 1 *5/2 BUF 40.6 5-9 170 R R Apr 21, 1855 Clarksboro, NJ, US Signed as a Free Agent with the Buffalo Bisons in 1879.
46 Lee Richmond J Lee 22.145 Sep 27 /1 BSN 11.5 5-10 155 L May 5, 1857 Sheffield, OH, US Schools: Columbia University (New York, NY), New York University (New York, NY), Brown University (Providence, RI)
47 Jack Rowe John Charles 22.272 Sep 6 /2O BUF 28.3 5-8 170 L R Dec 8, 1856 Hamburg, PA, US
48 Harry Salisbury Henry Houston 24.105 Aug 28 1/O TRO 0.2 5-8 162 L May 15, 1855 Providence, RI, US School: Brown University (Providence, RI)
49 John Shoup John H. 27.215 May 3 6/4 TRO -0.4 5-7 140 L L Sep 30, 1851 WV, US
50 John Stedronsky John 29.106 Sep 26 /5 CHC -0.2 Jun 12, 1850 CZ
51 Len Stockwell Leonard Clark 19.265 May 17 /O CLV -0.4 5-11 165 R R Aug 25, 1859 Cordova, IL, US
52 George Strief George Andrew 22.197 May 1 *O4 CLV -1.6 5-7 172 R R Oct 16, 1856 Cincinnati, OH, US
53 Denny Sullivan Dennis J. 21.060 Aug 25 /5O PRO 0.0 5-9 170 R Jun 26, 1858 Boston, MA, US Schools: Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
54 Jim Tyng James Alexander 23.119 Sep 23 /1 BSN -0.6 5-9 155 R R May 27, 1856 Philadelphia, PA, US School: Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
55 Bill White William Edward 18.000 Jun 21 /3 PRO -0.0 Milner, GA, US School: Brown University (Providence, RI)
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 George Adams 1 1879 1879 0 -0.1 4 14 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .286 .231 .516 Jun 14 24.000
2 Jack Allen 1 1879 1879 0 -0.9 27 110 108 14 16 3 2 0 7 2 14 .148 .164 .213 .377 May 1 23.211
3 Dan Brouthers HOF 19 1879 1904 0 79.4 1673 7676 6711 1523 2296 460 205 106 1296 256 840 238 .342 .423 .519 .942 Jun 23 21.046
4 Mike Burke 1 1879 1879 0 -0.3 28 119 117 13 26 3 0 0 8 2 5 .222 .235 .248 .483 May 1 .000
5 Hick Carpenter 12 1879 1892 0 4.4 1118 4777 4637 720 1202 142 47 18 543 158 112 174 .259 .281 .322 .603 May 1 23.258
6 Ed Caskin 7 1879 1886 0 4.1 482 1953 1871 229 427 50 10 2 163 0 82 170 .228 .261 .269 .529 May 1 27.122
7 Aaron Clapp 1 1879 1879 0 0.2 36 152 146 24 39 9 3 0 18 6 10 .267 .296 .370 .666 May 1 22.000
8 Ed Cogswell 3 1879 1882 0 2.8 109 521 496 102 146 16 4 1 32 25 21 .294 .328 .349 .677 Jul 11 25.136
9 Frank Decker 2 1879 1882 0 -0.2 5 18 18 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 Jun 25 22.119
10 Tom Dolan 7 1879 1888 0 -0.8 225 848 808 95 165 25 7 1 40 11 39 26 .204 .242 .256 .498 Sep 30 24.263
11 Jake Evans 7 1879 1885 0 4.0 472 1898 1831 215 435 70 21 1 168 63 172 .238 .264 .300 .565 May 1 22.221
12 Jack Farrell 11 1879 1889 0 18.5 884 3815 3613 584 877 148 55 23 370 87 197 254 .243 .283 .333 .616 May 1 21.300
13 Curry Foley 5 1879 1883 0 3.6 305 1339 1305 192 373 57 12 6 128 34 83 .286 .304 .362 .666 May 13 23.119
14 Gid Gardner 7 1879 1888 0 1.3 199 836 765 113 178 33 18 4 30 7 69 16 .233 .298 .339 .636 Aug 23 20.109
15 Barney Gilligan 10 1879 1888 0 7.1 521 2012 1865 215 386 68 23 3 167 8 147 235 .207 .265 .273 .538 Sep 25 19.265
16 Jack Glasscock 17 1879 1895 0 61.9 1737 7552 7033 1164 2041 313 98 27 827 372 440 212 .290 .337 .374 .712 May 1 21.283
17 George Gore 14 1879 1892 0 39.8 1310 6104 5357 1327 1612 262 94 46 618 170 717 332 .301 .386 .411 .797 May 1 24.363
18 Emil Gross 5 1879 1884 0 8.0 248 1038 987 141 291 67 21 7 107 51 52 .295 .329 .427 .756 Aug 13 21.162
19 Fred Gunkle 1 1879 1879 0 -0.2 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 May 17 21.203
20 Al Hall 2 1879 1880 0 0.5 70 317 314 31 80 7 3 0 14 3 13 .255 .262 .296 .558 May 1 .000
21 Bill Hawes 2 1879 1884 0 -0.9 117 511 504 99 128 10 7 4 9 7 13 .254 .264 .325 .590 May 1 25.165
22 Thorny Hawkes 2 1879 1884 0 0.6 102 409 401 40 94 10 3 0 20 8 14 .234 .249 .274 .524 May 1 26.198
23 Sonny Hoffman 1 1879 1879 0 -0.2 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 May 10 .000
24 Joe Hornung 12 1879 1890 0 7.3 1123 4918 4784 787 1230 172 90 31 564 159 120 498 .257 .277 .350 .627 May 1 21.323
25 Pete Hotaling 9 1879 1888 0 7.7 840 3734 3492 590 931 148 63 9 371 78 224 251 .267 .314 .353 .667 May 1 22.136
26 Sadie Houck 8 1879 1887 0 8.6 641 2727 2659 406 666 106 58 4 234 31 48 77 .250 .269 .338 .608 May 1 23.000
27 John Kelly 4 1879 1884 0 -3.0 122 479 469 48 106 17 3 1 5 10 26 .226 .242 .281 .524 Jun 7 20.096
28 Kick Kelly 1 1879 1879 0 -0.8 16 58 58 5 9 1 0 0 2 0 7 .155 .155 .172 .328 May 1 22.182
29 Rudy Kemmler 8 1879 1889 0 0.7 236 904 860 80 166 18 6 0 11 0 42 5 .193 .232 .228 .460 Jul 26 19.000
30 Doc Kennedy 5 1879 1883 0 4.5 160 630 615 67 160 25 4 1 53 15 37 .260 .278 .319 .596 May 1 25.263
31 Steve Libby 1 1879 1879 0 -0.0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 May 10 25.153
32 Jimmy Macullar 6 1879 1886 0 1.6 449 1710 1541 246 319 47 19 7 91 23 155 27 .207 .285 .276 .561 May 5 24.109
33 John Magner 1 1879 1879 0 -0.1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 14 .000
34 Mike Mansell 5 1879 1884 0 3.2 371 1535 1470 237 351 41 42 9 25 61 82 .239 .271 .342 .613 May 1 21.106
35 Tom Mansell 3 1879 1884 0 -0.6 191 812 767 132 199 23 11 0 74 39 22 .259 .300 .318 .619 May 1 24.120
36 Harry McCormick 4 1879 1883 0 -1.1 110 431 423 33 86 6 3 1 38 8 28 .203 .218 .239 .457 May 1 23.188
37 Bill McGunnigle 3 1879 1882 0 -0.9 56 207 202 24 35 0 1 0 6 5 31 .173 .193 .183 .376 May 2 24.121
38 Pat McManus 1 1879 1879 0 -0.1 2 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 May 22 19.000
39 Jack Neagle 3 1879 1884 0 -1.9 100 384 369 37 65 11 1 0 6 14 9 .176 .208 .211 .420 Jul 8 21.187
40 Dan O'Leary 5 1879 1884 0 -0.1 45 191 181 18 44 3 2 1 5 10 10 .243 .283 .298 .581 Sep 3 22.316
41 John O'Rourke 3 1879 1883 0 6.6 230 992 945 148 279 58 24 11 98 47 64 .295 .329 .442 .771 May 1 29.251
42 Charlie Osterhout 1 1879 1879 0 -0.2 2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 23 .000
43 Bill Phillips 10 1879 1888 0 12.3 1038 4458 4255 562 1130 214 98 17 534 39 178 295 .266 .299 .374 .673 May 1 22.000
44 Blondie Purcell 12 1879 1890 0 6.3 1097 4875 4563 767 1217 177 60 13 495 197 284 248 .267 .314 .340 .654 May 1 25.046
45 Charlie Reilley 5 1879 1884 0 -2.1 119 442 439 36 92 8 1 0 34 3 38 .210 .215 .232 .447 May 1 .000
46 Hardy Richardson 14 1879 1892 0 40.5 1331 6029 5642 1120 1688 303 126 70 822 205 377 445 .299 .344 .435 .779 May 1 24.010
47 Lee Richmond 6 1879 1886 0 0.4 251 1064 1018 169 262 29 20 3 113 0 46 73 .257 .289 .334 .623 Sep 27 22.145
48 Jack Rowe 12 1879 1890 0 28.3 1044 4626 4386 764 1256 202 88 28 644 59 224 177 .286 .323 .392 .715 Sep 6 22.272
49 Harry Salisbury 2 1879 1882 0 -1.2 49 186 181 20 24 2 0 0 0 5 7 .133 .156 .144 .300 Aug 28 24.105
50 John Shoup 3 1879 1884 0 -0.4 14 55 55 7 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 .127 .127 .127 .255 May 3 27.215
51 John Stedronsky 1 1879 1879 0 -0.2 4 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 Sep 26 29.106
52 Len Stockwell 3 1879 1890 0 -0.4 6 22 22 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 .136 .136 .182 .318 May 17 19.265
53 George Strief 5 1879 1885 0 -1.6 362 1423 1359 144 282 50 14 5 64 64 28 .208 .243 .276 .519 May 1 22.197
54 Denny Sullivan 2 1879 1880 0 0.0 6 24 23 6 6 2 0 0 4 1 2 .261 .292 .348 .639 Aug 25 21.060
55 Jim Tyng 2 1879 1888 0 0.1 4 15 15 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .400 .733 Sep 23 23.119
56 Bill White 1 1879 1879 0 -0.0 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 Jun 21 18.000
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 Dan Brouthers HOF 19 1879 1904 0 -1.1 0 2 .000 7.83 4 2 1 2 0 0 23.0 44 37 20 0 11 8 0 4 127 2.391 Jun 23 21.046
2 Tom Dolan 7 1879 1888 0 -0.0 0 0 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 1.000 Sep 30 24.263
3 Jake Evans 7 1879 1885 0 -0.3 0 1 .000 6.60 3 1 2 1 0 0 15.0 24 18 11 1 0 3 0 1 71 1.600 May 1 22.221
4 Curry Foley 5 1879 1883 0 -2.1 27 27 .500 3.54 69 50 16 39 2 0 442.2 511 311 174 3 64 127 0 25 1938 1.299 May 13 23.119
5 Gid Gardner 7 1879 1888 0 -2.0 2 12 .143 3.90 15 13 1 12 0 0 113.0 142 102 49 5 28 33 1 0 20 521 1.504 Aug 23 20.109
6 Jack Glasscock 17 1879 1895 0 -0.4 0 0 6.43 5 0 3 0 0 0 7.0 12 11 5 1 7 3 1 0 2 41 2.714 May 1 21.283
7 Joe Hornung 12 1879 1890 0 0.0 0 0 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 13 1.000 May 1 21.323
8 Jimmy Macullar 6 1879 1886 0 -0.0 0 0 6.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 1.333 May 5 24.109
9 Tom Mansell 3 1879 1884 0 -0.4 0 0 16.20 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.2 21 18 12 2 5 3 0 1 43 3.900 May 1 24.120
10 Harry McCormick 4 1879 1883 0 10.1 41 58 .414 2.66 103 103 4 96 10 0 884.0 922 498 261 9 115 157 0 54 3781 1.173 May 1 23.188
11 Bill McGunnigle 3 1879 1882 0 2.0 11 8 .579 2.81 19 18 1 17 3 0 157.0 156 85 49 0 24 65 0 3 658 1.146 May 2 24.121
12 Pat McManus 1 1879 1879 0 -0.3 0 2 .000 3.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 21.0 24 21 7 1 1 6 0 2 94 1.190 May 22 19.000
13 Jack Neagle 3 1879 1884 0 -4.0 16 50 .242 4.59 70 68 2 60 2 0 560.1 659 479 286 17 141 152 18 0 62 2579 1.428 Jul 8 21.187
14 Blondie Purcell 12 1879 1890 0 -3.1 15 43 .259 3.73 79 57 16 52 0 0 581.1 746 486 241 5 84 138 1 0 59 2643 1.428 May 1 25.046
15 Hardy Richardson 14 1879 1892 0 0.1 3 0 1.000 3.94 5 0 5 0 0 0 16.0 16 10 7 1 13 6 0 4 83 1.813 May 1 24.010
16 Lee Richmond 6 1879 1886 0 11.1 75 100 .429 3.06 191 179 13 161 8 3 1583.0 1763 1018 538 27 269 552 2 1 87 6821 1.284 Sep 27 22.145
17 Harry Salisbury 2 1879 1882 0 1.4 24 24 .500 2.55 48 48 0 47 1 0 424.0 418 260 120 1 48 166 0 14 1794 1.099 Aug 28 24.105
18 Jim Tyng 2 1879 1888 0 -0.7 1 2 .333 4.94 4 3 1 3 0 1 31.0 43 29 17 0 8 9 1 1 2 150 1.645 Sep 23 23.119
Totals 130 1879 1904 0 10.3 215 329 .395 3.33 622 544 70 492 26 4 4875.0 5511 3391 1803 73 819 1429 24 2 341 21386 2.391