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19th Century Tom Dowse
Full Name: Thomas Joseph Dowse
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: Aug 12, 1866 Ireland
Major League Debut: Apr 21, 1890
Died: Dec 14, 1946 in Riverside, CA

CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS
BATTING
YR
1890
1891
1892
1892
1892
1892
TM
Cle
Col
Lou
Cin
Phi
Was
LG
NL
AA
NL
NL
NL
NL
POS
OF
C
C
C
C
OF
G
40
55
41
1
16
7
AB
159
201
145
4
54
27
R
20
24
10
0
3
5
H
33
45
21
0
10
7
2B
2
7
2
0
0
1
3B
1
0
0
0
0
0
HR
0
0
0
0
0
0
RBI
9
22
7
0
6
2
TB
37
52
23
0
10
8
BB
12
13
2
0
2
0
IBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals G
160
AB
590
R
62
H
116
2B
12
3B
1
HR
0
RBI
46
TB
130
BB
29
IBB
0

BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1890
1891
1892
1892
1892
1892
TM
Cle
Col
Lou
Cin
Phi
Was
LG
NL
AA
NL
NL
NL
NL
K
22
22
15
0
4
3
HBP
1
2
3
0
1
0
SH
0
0
0
0
0
0
SF
0
0
0
0
0
0
GDP
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB
3
2
1
0
1
0
CS
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB%
1.000
1.000
1.000
-.---
1.000
-.---
AVG
.208
.224
.145
.000
.185
.259
OBP
.267
.278
.173
.000
.228
.259
SLG
.233
.259
.159
.000
.185
.296
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
7.2
9.1
9.7
--.-
13.5
9.0
Totals K
66
HBP
7
SH
0
SF
0
GDP
0
SB
7
CS
0
SB%
1.000
BAVG
.197
OBP
.243
SLG
.220
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
8.9

CAREER STATISTICS - PITCHING TOTALS
HOW MUCH HE PITCHED WHAT HE GAVE UP
YR
1890
TM
Cle
LG
NL
G
1
GS
0
CG
0
GF
1
IP
5.0
BF/9
0
H
6
R
3
ER
3
HR
0
SH
0
BB
1
Totals G
1
GS
0
CG
0
GF
1
IP
5.0
BF/9
0
H
6
R
3
ER
3
HR
0
SH
0
BB
1

WHAT HE GAVE UP (cont.) THE RESULTS
YR
1890
TM
Cle
LG
NL
HB
0
IBB
0
K
0
WP
0
BK
0
BAVG A
-6.000
W
0
L
0
ShO
0
Sv
0
ERA
5.40
Totals HB
0
IBB
0
K
0
WP
0
Bk
0
AVG A
-.---
W
0
L
0
ShO
0
Sv
0
ERA
5.40

TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1890
1891
1892
1892
1892
1892
TM
Cle
Col
Cin
Lou
Phi
Was
LG
NL
AA
NL
NL
NL
NL
TEAM NAME
Cleveland Spiders
Columbus Colts
Cincinnati Reds
Louisville Colonels
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Senators
LEAGUE NAME
National League
American Assoc.
National League
National League
National League
National League


[From the New York Clipper September 16, 1893.]
Thomas J. Dowse is a well known professional catcher, who was, during the early part of this season, connected with the Buffalo Club, of the Eastern League. He was born Aug. 12, 1867, in this city, but at an early age went to Albany, N.Y., where he afterwards learned to play ball. His clever catching for amateur and semi-professional teams of the Capital City and Saratoga, soon attracted attention, and led to his first professional engagement in 1887, when he caught for the Hartford Club, of the Eastern League. He caught in 1888 for the Wilkesbarre Club, of the Central League, filling that position in forty-eight championship games, and ranking fourth of the catchers in its official averages at the close of the season. Dowse's next professional engagement was in 1889, with the Atlanta Club, of the Southern League, the championship season of which came to a premature close in July. In 1890 he was engaged by the Cleveland Club, of the National League, he taking part that year in forty championship games, in twenty-six of which he played in the outfield. In 1891 he was with the Columbus Club, of the American Association, and played that year in forty-nine championship games. In forty-four of which he officated in the catcher's position. At the beginning of the season of 1892 he was engaged by Manager Chapman, of the Louisville Club, of the National League and American Association. Later on, however, Dowse was released by the Louisville Club, and signed by the Philadelphia, but he finished the season with the Washington. He took part, last year, in fifty-seven championship games. In forty-four of which he caught while connected with the three clubs. Dowse, during the early part of this season, caught for the Buffalo team, of the Eastern League, and on being released he joined the Wilkesbarre Club, of the same association, with which he is now playing. Dowse, besides being a clever catcher, especially excelling in throwing, can play well in any position, either in the out or infield, and is a good batter and base runner.


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