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1889 Louisville Colonels

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1888 / 1890

27-111, Finished 8th in American Association (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dude Esterbrook (2-8), Chicken Wolf (14-51), Dan Shannon (10-46) and Jack Chapman (1-6)
Scored 632 runs, Allowed 1091 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 37-101

Ballparks: Eclipse Park I ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 101


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1888 / 1890 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR
Bill Anderson 24 Jan 19, 1865 1st 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Pete Browning 28 R R 6' 0" 180 Jun 17, 1861 8 83 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 0 0 83 -0.1
Fred Carl 30 L L 5' 6" 158 Sep 8, 1858 1st 25 25 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 4 12 18 -0.6
Paul Cook 26 R R 5' 10" 185 May 5, 1863 5 81 81 0 74 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 7 -0.7
Red Ehret 20 R R 6' 0" 175 Aug 31, 1868 2 67 67 45 0 0 1 1 1 6 1 15 22 1.7
Dude Esterbrook 32 R R 5' 11" 167 Jun 9, 1857 9 11 11 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0.2
John Ewing 26 R 6' 1" 168 Jun 1, 1863 4 41 41 40 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.7
Charles Fisher Unknown 1st 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
Ed Flanagan 27 R 6' 1" 190 Sep 15, 1861 2 23 23 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
John Galligan 24 5' 10" 160 Jun, 1865 1st 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 31 -1.2
Mike Gaule 19 L L 6' 2" Aug 4, 1869 1st 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 -0.1
Bill Gleason 30 R R 5' 8" 170 Nov 12, 1858 8 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Guy Hecker 33 R R 6' 0" 190 Apr 3, 1856 8 81 81 19 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.9
John Kerins 30 R R 5' 10" 177 Jul 15, 1858 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
Michael McDermott 25 R 5' 10" 152 May 6, 1864 1st 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Toad Ramsey 24 R L 5' 9" 180 Aug 8, 1864 5 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.2
Harry Raymond 27 5' 9" 179 Feb 20, 1862 2 130 130 1 0 0 0 129 0 1 0 0 1 -1.0
Jack Ryan 20 R R 5' 10" 165 Nov 12, 1868 1st 21 21 0 15 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 4 -0.8
Harry Scherer 1868 1st 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
Dan Shannon 24 5' 9" 175 Mar 23, 1865 1st 121 121 0 0 0 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Harry Smith 33 R R 6' 0" 175 Feb 5, 1856 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 -0.1
Ed Springer 6' 2" 187 1867 1st 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Scott Stratton 19 L R 6' 0" 180 Oct 2, 1869 2 62 62 19 0 17 0 0 0 10 4 15 29 -0.7
Phil Tomney 26 R R 5' 7" 155 Jun 17, 1863 2 112 112 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 0 0 0 -0.1
John Traffley 5' 9" 180 1862 1st 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
Farmer Vaughn 25 R R 6' 3" 177 Mar 1, 1864 3 90 90 0 54 18 0 3 0 5 9 4 20 -1.3
Farmer Weaver 24 B 5' 10" 170 Mar 23, 1865 2 124 124 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 123 0 123 0.7
Chicken Wolf 27 R R 5' 9" 190 May 12, 1862 8 130 130 0 0 16 13 7 10 0 0 88 88 1.1
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1888 / 1890 Roster (40-man)