World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dan Stearns

Article Id: WHEBN0020427284
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dan Stearns  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kansas City Cowboys (AA) all-time roster, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Dan Stearns

Dan Stearns
First baseman
Born: (1861-10-17)October 17, 1861
Buffalo, New York
Died: June 28, 1944(1944-06-28) (aged 82)
Glendale, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 17, 1880 for the Buffalo Bisons
Last MLB appearance
October 14, 1889 for the Kansas City Cowboys
Career statistics
Batting average .242
Home runs 8
RBI 173
Teams

Daniel Eckford Stearns (born October 17, 1861 in Buffalo, New York – June 28, 1944 in Glendale, California), commonly known as "Ecky" Stearns, was a Major League Baseball first baseman from 1880-1889. He played for the Buffalo Bisons, Detroit Wolverines, Kansas City Cowboys, Baltimore Orioles, and Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA).

At the start of the 1882 season, clubs playing in the American Association had their players wear non-matching silk uniforms, with a different color and/or pattern corresponding to each position in the field.[1] Accordingly, on Opening Day for the Red Stockings, Stearns wore an unusual candy-striped jersey.[1]

On September 11, 1882, Stearns was involved in a notable milestone, when pitcher Tony Mullane of the Louisville Eclipse pitched the first no-hit game in the history of the American Association against Stearns and his teammates on the Cincinnati Red Stockings, a 2–0 win by Louisville.[2] Stearns made the game's final out by bouncing into a fielder's choice that forced runner Pop Snyder at second base.[2] The Red Stockings had the last laugh, however, ending the year as the AA's inaugural champions.[3]

Unsatisfied with their first-base play in 1882, the Red Stockings signed Long John Reilly of the New York Metropolitans to replace Stearns prior to the 1883 season.[4]

Stearns spent the 1887 season with the Topeka Golden Giants of the Western League, leading that league in hits. That team finished with a dominant record of 90–25, and is sometimes described as the strongest minor league baseball club of the 19th century.[5]

Stearns is also notable as one of the first Jews to play Major League Baseball.[6] His status as such made him popular with Jewish youths who were fans of the game.[7]

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

References

  1. ^ a b Nemec, David. "The Official Rules of Baseball Illustrated", Globe Pequot, 2006, p. 11. ISBN 1592288448
  2. ^ a b Nemec, David. "The great encyclopedia of nineteenth century major league baseball", University of Alabama Press, 2006, p. 222. ISBN 0817314997
  3. ^ Nemec, David, and Marc Rucker. "The Beer and Whisky League: The Illustrated History of the American Association--Baseball's Renegade Major League", Globe Pequot, 2004, p. 37. ISBN 1592281885
  4. ^ Nemec and Rucker, p. 43
  5. ^ Nemec, "The great encyclopedia of nineteenth century major league baseball", p. 485.
  6. ^ Levine, Peter. "Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience", Oxford University Press, 1993, p. 103. ISBN 0195085558
  7. ^ Cohen, Irwin J. "Jewish Detroit", Arcadia Publishing, 2002, p. 26. ISBN 0738519960
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.