Jim Mutrie

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James J. Mutrie
(Truthful Jim)

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jim Mutrie managed major league teams in New York, NY for nine years, winning over 61% of his games and capturing three pennants.

He was a teenage cricket player who turned to amateur baseball in 1872. He became a professional in 1875. He began his managerial career in 1879. After baseball, Mutrie lived for decades in poverty.

According to the book Amazin' by Peter Golenbock, Mutrie is considered the founding father of baseball in New York City.


Preceded by
John Ward
New York Giants Manager
1885-1891
Succeeded by
Pat Powers

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1877 Fall River Casscades New England Association 19-21 3rd none
1879 New Bedford National Association none replaced George Fayerweather
1883 New York Metropolitans American Association 54-42 4th New York Metropolitans
1884 New York Metropolitans American Association 75-32 1st New York Metropolitans League Champs
1885 New York Giants National League 85-27 2nd New York Giants
1886 New York Giants National League 75-44 3rd New York Giants
1887 New York Giants National League 68-55 4th New York Giants
1888 New York Giants National League 84-47 1st New York Giants World's Series Champs
1889 New York Giants National League 83-43 1st New York Giants World's Series Champs
1890 New York Giants National League 63-68 6th New York Giants
1891 New York Giants National League 71-61 3rd New York Giants
1892 Elmira Gladiators Eastern League none

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