Jim Hart

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James Abner Hart

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

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"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.

On the Beaneaters he managed players such as Dan Brouthers, King Kelly, John Clarkson, and Old Hoss Radbourn.

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.

He is not to be confused with the San Francisco Giants third baseman from the 1960s, Jim Ray Hart.

Preceded by
John Morrill
Boston Beaneaters Manager
Succeeded by
Frank Selee

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
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

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