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1. Buffalo Bisons (Pl) Players: Connie

1. Buffalo Bisons (Pl) Players: Connie Mack, Dummy Hoy, Deacon White, Lady Baldwin, George Keefe, Alex Ferson, Larry Twitchell, Bert Cunningham
Paperback: 72 Pages (2010-05-04)
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Asin: 1155518896
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Connie Mack, Dummy Hoy, Deacon White, Lady Baldwin, George Keefe, Alex Ferson, Larry Twitchell, Bert Cunningham, Jay Faatz, Jack Rowe, John Carney, George Haddock, Sam Wise, Ed Beecher, John Irwin, Gus Krock, Spider Clark, Jim Gillespie, John Buckley, Dan Cotter, General Stafford, Jocko Halligan. Excerpt:Alex Ferson Alexander "Colonel" Ferson (July 14, 1866 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 5, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts ) was a 5'9", 165 pound right-handed baseball pitcher who played from 1889 to 1890 and in 1892 for the Washington Nationals , Buffalo Bisons and Baltimore Orioles . Ferson began his big league career on May 4, 1889. That year, he went 17-17 with a 3.90 ERA in 36 games (34 starts, 28 complete games). Despite finishing 10th in the league in hits allowed (319), ninth in the league in losses and eighth in the league in hit batsmen, he was still the best pitcher on the team overall. Although the team finished last in the league with a 41-83 record (.331 winning percentage), Ferson managed a winning percentage of exactly .500. Furthermore, he was the only pitcher on the team with at least one decision to finish with a winning percentage of .500 or better (in contrast, George Haddock went 11-19 for a .367 winning percentage, George Keefe went 8-18 for a .308 winning percentage, Hank O'Day went 2-10 for a .167 winning percentage and John Healy went 1-11 for a .083 winning percentage). Ferson also had the best ERA of any pitcher with at least two appearances, and he made the most appearances, games started, and he pitched the most innings. The rest of Ferson's career didn't really pan out for him. In fact, for the Bisons in 1890, he went 1-7 with a 5.45 ERA in 10 starts. For the Orioles in 1892, he went 0-1 in 2 games (1 start), posting an ERA of 11.00. He playe... ... Read more


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