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Full Name: Michael Francis Welch Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 8"/160 First Game: May 1, 1880
Birthdate: July 4, 1859 Final Game: May 17, 1892
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York MLB Experience: 13 years
Died: July 30, 1941
Deathplace: Concord, New Hampshire
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973


Biography

Born on July 4, 1859 in Brooklyn, New York, Mickey Welch (Michael Francis Welch) played for the Troy Trojans, New York Gothams and New York Giants over the course of his 13 year career. Welch broke into the bigs on May 1, 1880 with the Troy Trojans, and put up a 2.54 ERA in 574 innings pitched in 1880, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Mickey Welch's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1885, when he posted a 1.66 ERA, won 44 games and struck out 258 batters. However, others believe that it was 1884, when he posted a 2.50 ERA, won 39 games and struck out 345 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1880 TRO N 65 64 34 30 2.54 123 321 162 64 4 0 574 575 7 80 0 26 0
1881 TRO N 40 40 21 18 2.67 104 186 109 40 4 0 368 371 7 78 0 11 0
1882 TRO N 33 33 14 16 3.46 53 221 108 30 5 0 281 334 7 62 0 15 0
1883 NY N 54 52 25 23 2.73 144 271 129 46 4 0 426 431 11 66 0 27 0
1884 NY N 65 65 39 21 2.50 345 275 155 62 4 0 557.1 528 12 146 0 39 0
1885 NY N 56 55 44 11 1.66 258 170 91 55 7 1 492 372 4 131 0 39 0
1886 NY N 59 59 33 22 2.99 272 279 166 56 1 0 500 514 13 163 0 51 0
1887 NY N 40 40 22 15 3.36 115 191 129 39 2 0 346 339 7 91 0 16 5
1888 NY N 47 47 26 19 1.93 167 156 91 47 5 0 425.1 328 12 108 0 17 14
1889 NY N 45 41 27 12 3.02 125 196 126 39 3 2 375 340 14 149 0 18 10
1890 NY N 37 37 17 14 2.99 97 145 97 33 2 0 292.1 268 5 122 0 6 0
1891 NY N 22 15 5 9 4.28 46 136 76 14 0 1 160 176 7 97 0 9 0
1892 NY N 1 1 0 0 14.40 1 9 8 0 0 0 5 11 0 4 0 0 0
Total 564 549 307 210 2.71 1850 2556 1447 525 41 4 4802 4587 106 1297 0 274 29

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1880 TRO N P 65 0 0 35 86 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 .852
1880 TRO N OF 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
1881 TRO N P 40 0 0 20 39 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .894
1882 TRO N P 33 0 0 10 46 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 .848
1882 TRO N OF 8 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1883 NY N OF 38 0 0 42 9 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1883 NY N P 54 0 0 29 54 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 .798
1884 NY N P 65 0 0 25 78 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 .880
1884 NY N OF 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1885 NY N P 56 0 0 16 70 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .860
1886 NY N P 59 0 0 19 82 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1886 NY N OF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1887 NY N P 40 0 0 17 51 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 .850
1887 NY N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1888 NY N P 47 0 0 16 75 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 .843
1889 NY N P 45 0 0 13 59 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1890 NY N P 37 0 0 10 43 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .930
1891 NY N P 22 0 0 7 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1892 NY N P 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 564 0 0 217 705 133 23 0 0 0 0 0 .874
Total OF 59 0 0 48 9 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 .740

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1880 TRO N 66 251 25 72 0 27 .287 .301 .390 20 3 5 24 0 0 0 0 0
1881 TRO N 40 148 12 30 0 11 .203 .208 .270 10 0 1 16 0 0 0 0 0
1882 TRO N 38 151 26 37 1 17 .245 .269 .305 6 0 5 16 0 0 0 0 0
1883 NY N 84 320 42 75 2 30 .234 .258 .325 13 5 10 38 0 0 0 0 0
1884 NY N 71 249 47 60 3 29 .241 .287 .357 14 3 16 49 0 0 0 0 0
1885 NY N 56 199 28 41 2 19 .206 .258 .276 8 0 14 39 0 0 0 0 0
1886 NY N 59 213 17 46 0 18 .216 .241 .254 4 2 7 47 0 0 3 0 0
1887 NY N 40 148 16 36 2 15 .243 .277 .338 4 2 6 1 1 0 2 0 0
1888 NY N 47 169 16 32 2 10 .189 .199 .254 5 0 1 33 1 0 4 0 0
1889 NY N 45 156 20 30 0 12 .192 .217 .237 5 1 5 27 0 0 0 0 0
1890 NY N 37 123 15 22 0 10 .179 .241 .211 4 0 9 25 1 0 1 0 0
1891 NY N 22 71 4 10 0 4 .141 .176 .141 0 0 3 13 0 0 0 0 0
1892 NY N 1 3 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 606 2201 268 492 12 202 .224 .252 .297 93 16 82 329 3 0 10 0 0

Transactions

  • Signed by Troy Trojans (1880).
  • Signed by New York Gothams (1883).

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