Harry Stovey, 1B/OF, was the first to achieve double digit

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Harry Stovey, 1B/OF, was the first to achieve double digit

Post by TheRiddler on Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:22 pm

HR production in 1883. He then went on to duplicate this feat for five of the next eight years; ushering in the possibility of attaining and maintaining this level of performance. In 1884 Dan Brouthers (also a first baseman) followed suit, beginning his own torrid pace.
By 1887 Big Dan had westled the lifetime HR lead from Stovey. Two years later Harry regained the HR lead - the only man to do that. Finishing up with a total of 122 upon his retirement in 1893.
That status lasted two years until Roger Connor, New York's powerful first baseman took over the lifetime lead, which he did not relinquish until Babe Ruth in 1921.
So what?
These are my three favorite 19th century first baseman. Who are yours?

Comiskey, Jake Beckley, Cap Anson, Dave Orr, someone else?
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Post by sabrjay on Fri May 01, 2009 10:22 pm

Stovey was always mine and was the first OJ I ever owned. I always wanted a Delehanty but was never able to find one at a price I liked. I had to settle for a Mayo.

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