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Tommy Bond - Boston Red Caps

Tommy Bond – Boston Red Caps

Tommy Bond was one of the first curveball pitchers. Born in Ireland, at age 18 he joined the 1874 National Association Brooklyn Atlantics. He is the first person born in Ireland to play Major League Baseball.

He remained with the Athletics when it moved to Hartford in 1875 and became a pioneer entry in the NL in 1876. He  was with the Boston Red Caps from 1877–1881.

He was virtually his team’s only pitcher for most of his career, particularly while with Boston. In 1880 Boston was shut out in eight of Bond’s games, and Bond began phasing out his pitching career. He coached at Harvard and was a New England League umpire in 1882-83. He lived to be the last survivor of the National League’s first season.

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG
1874 18 BRA NA 22 32 .407 2.03 55 55 0 55
1875 19 HAR NA 19 16 .543 1.41 40 39 2 37
1876 20 HAR NL 31 13 .705 1.68 45 45 0 45
1877 21 BSN NL 40 17 .702 2.11 58 58 0 58
1878 22 BSN NL 40 19 .678 2.06 59 59 1 57
1879 23 BSN NL 43 19 .694 1.96 64 64 1 59
1880 24 BSN NL 26 29 .473 2.67 63 57 6 49
1881 25 BSN NL 0 3 .000 4.26 3 3 1 2
1882 26 WOR NL 0 1 .000 4.38 2 2 0 0
1884 28 TOT MLB 13 14 .481 3.49 28 26 2 24
1884 28 BOS UA 13 9 .591 3.00 23 21 2 19
1884 28 IND AA 0 5 .000 5.65 5 5 0 5
10 Yrs 234 163 .589 2.14 417 408 13 386
162 Game Avg. 19 13 .589 2.14 34 34 1 32
BSN (5 yrs) 149 87 .631 2.21 247 241 9 225
BRA (1 yr) 22 32 .407 2.03 55 55 0 55
BOS (1 yr) 13 9 .591 3.00 23 21 2 19
IND (1 yr) 0 5 .000 5.65 5 5 0 5
HAR (1 yr) 19 16 .543 1.41 40 39 2 37
WOR (1 yr) 0 1 .000 4.38 2 2 0 0
HAR (1 yr) 31 13 .705 1.68 45 45 0 45
NL (7 yrs) 180 101 .641 2.14 294 288 9 270
NA (2 yrs) 41 48 .461 1.77 95 94 2 92
AA (1 yr) 0 5 .000 5.65 5 5 0 5
UA (1 yr) 13 9 .591 3.00 23 21 2 19
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/25/2016.
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