James Abner Hart
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
"He proved himself a shrewd and conservative manager, and every club he has handled has made money." - from the book A History of the Boston Base Ball Club, 1897
Jim Hart managed for three years in the majors, most notably in 1889 when his team, the Boston Beaneaters, finished only one game out of first place. They actually had as many wins as the top team, the New York Giants, but lost more games.
Sources say he began playing baseball in 1871 while in school, and later managed and became a baseball executive. He also owned a couple of clubs, including the Chicago Cubs.
|Boston Beaneaters Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1885||Louisville Colonels||American Association||53-59||6th||Louisville Colonels|
|1886||Louisville Colonels||American Association||66-70||4th||Louisville Colonels|
|1887||Milwaukee Milwaukees||Northwest League||78-43||2nd||none|
|1888||Milwaukee Milwaukees||Western Association||61-63||5th||none|
|1889||Boston Beaneaters||National League||83-45||2nd||Boston Beaneaters|