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Harry Stovey

Harry Stovey
MLB Player information
NameHarry Stovey
PositionOutfielder
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutMay 1, 1880 for the Worcester Ruby Legs
Last MLB appearanceJuly 29, 1893 for the Brooklyn Grooms
Career statistics
Batting average.295
Home runs122
Runs batted in908
Teams
As Player * Worcester Ruby Legs (1880-1882) * Philadelphia Athletics (1883-1889) * Boston Reds (1890) * Boston Beaneaters (1891-1892) * Baltimore Orioles (1892-1893) * Brooklyn Grooms (1893) As Manager * Worcester Ruby Legs (1881) * Philadelphia Athletics (1885)

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Harry Duffield Stovey, born Harry Duffield Stowe (December 20, 1856 - September 20, 1937) was a 19th century Major League Baseball player and the first player in major league history to hit 100 home runs. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stovey played for 14 seasons in the majors and was appointed player-manager on two separate occasions during his career.

Known today as both a prolific home run hitter and base-stealer, he led the league in both categories multiple times in his career, including a season record of 14 home runs in 1883 and a league-leading 97 stolen bases in 1890. Although by modern standards, Stovey never hit a large number of home runs (it took him 10 years to reach 100), he was one of the great home run hitters of his time. From 1880 to 1891 he appeared in the top 10 in home runs every year except 1887, and led the league five times. He was the first to wear sliding pads and among the first to slide feet first.

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Preceded by
Charley Jones
National League Home Run Champion
1880
(with Jim O'Rourke)
Succeeded by
Dan Brouthers
Preceded by
Oscar Walker
American Association Home Run Champion
1883
Succeeded by
Long John Reilly
Preceded by
Long John Reilly
American Association Home Run Champion
1885
Succeeded by
Bid McPhee
Preceded by
Long John Reilly
American Association Home Run Champion
1889
(with Bug Holliday)
Succeeded by
Count Campau
Preceded by
Oyster Burns, Mike Tiernan
& Walt Wilmot
National League Home Run Champion
1891
(with Mike Tiernan)
Succeeded by
Bug Holliday
Preceded by
Charley Jones
Career home run record holder
1885-1886
Succeeded by
Dan Brouthers
Preceded by
Dan Brouthers
Career home run record holder
1889-1894
Succeeded by
Roger Connor
Preceded by
Charley Jones
Single season home run record holder
1883-1884
Succeeded by
Ned Williamson

Preceded by
Mike Dorgan
Worcester Ruby Legs Manager
1881
Succeeded by
Freeman Brown
Preceded by
Lon Knight
Philadelphia Athletics (AA) Manager
1885
Succeeded by
Lew Simmons

Philadelphia Athletics 1883 American Association Champions

Jersey Bakely * Jud Birchall * Bob Blakiston * George Bradley * Fred Corey * Jack Jones * Lon Knight * Bobby Mathews * Mike Moynahan * Jack O'Brien * Ed Rowen * Harry Stovey * Cub Stricker
Manager Lon Knight

Boston Reds 1890 Players' League Champions

Dan Brouthers * Tom Brown * Bil Daley * Ad Gumbert * Arthur Irwin * King Kelly * Matt Kilroy * Kid Madden * Morgan Murphy * Billy Nash * Joe Quinn * Charley Radbourn * Hardy Richardson * Harry Stovey
Manager King Kelly

Boston Beaneaters 1891 National League Champions

Steve Brodie * Charlie Bennett * John Clarkson * Charlie Ganzel * Charlie Getzien * Herman Long * Bobby Lowe * Billy Nash * Kid Nichols * Joe Quinn * Harry Staley * Harry Stovey * Tommy Tucker
Manager Frank Selee

Boston Beaneaters 1892 National League Champions

Charlie Bennett * John Clarkson * Hugh Duffy * Charlie Ganzel * King Kelly * Herman Long * Bobby Lowe * Tommy McCarthy * Billy Nash * Kid Nichols * Joe Quinn * Harry Staley * Jack Stivetts * Harry Stovey * Tommy Tucker
Manager Frank Selee



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