Tom Brown (brownto01)
Thomas Tarlton Brown
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 168 lb.
- Debut July 6, 1882
- Final Game May 17, 1898
- Born September 21, 1860 in Liverpool, England
- Died October 25, 1927 in Washington, DC USA
Tom Brown is one of the few major leaguers who have scored 1,500 runs who is not in the Hall of Fame. His career lasted 17 years in the 19th century, and he also managed a couple of years and was an umpire for over 300 games, from 1898, when he worked his first National League games, until 1907, when he was in the American League. He was a good hitter during his years in the American Association, but not as impressive in the National League or the Players League. As a base stealer, he ranks # 13 on the all-time list with 657 stolen bases.
In 1891, he scored 177 runs, tied for second on the all-time list for most runs scored in a single season. At the time it was the highest total, although it was broken three years later by Billy Hamilton. The previous record had been set by Tip O'Neill, with 167 scored in 1887.
The similarity scores method shows mostly old-time players as comparisons, but there are two relatively recent players on the list - Willie Wilson and Brett Butler. In 1895, Brown broke John Morrill's career strikeout record of 656. Brown retired in 1898, leaving the record at 708. This record lasted until 1912, when Jimmy Sheckard took it: it has subsequently passed to Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Willie Stargell and currently Reggie Jackson.
- 2-time League At-Bats Leader (1891/AA & 1892/NL)
- AA Runs Scored Leader (1891)
- AA Hits Leader (1891)
- AA Total Bases Leader (1891)
- AA Triples Leader (1891)
- 2-time League Stolen Bases Leader (1891/AA & 1893/NL)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 6 (1886 & 1890-1894)
- 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 6 (1889-1894)
- 100 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1891)
- Errors, outfielder, career, 490
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1899||Springfield Ponies||Eastern League||52-56||5th|
|1901||Denver Grizzlies||Western League||--||--||replaced Buck Weaver, replaced by Bill Everitt|