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Full Name: John Montgomery Ward Primary Position: SS,2B,P,OF
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/165 First Game: July 15, 1878
Birthdate: March 3, 1860 Final Game: September 29, 1894
Birthplace: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: March 4, 1925
Deathplace: Augusta, Georgia
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964


Biography

Monte Ward (John Montgomery Ward) was born on March 3, 1860 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He made his Major League debut on July 15, 1878 for the Providence Grays. In 1878, his rookie year, he hit .196 with 1 home run and 15 RBI. Ward played for the Providence Grays, New York Gothams, New York Giants, Brooklyn Wonders and Brooklyn Bridegrooms over the course of his 17 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Monte Ward's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1893, when he stole 46 bases, hit for a .328 average and knocked in 77 runs. However, others believe that it was 1887, when he stole 111 bases, hit for a .338 average and knocked in 53 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1878 PRO N 37 138 14 27 1 15 .196 .207 .312 5 4 2 13 0 0 0 0 0
1879 PRO N 83 364 71 104 2 41 .286 .299 .349 9 4 7 14 0 0 0 0 0
1880 PRO N 86 356 53 81 0 27 .228 .240 .272 12 2 6 16 0 0 0 0 0
1881 PRO N 85 357 56 87 0 53 .244 .254 .328 18 6 5 10 0 0 0 0 0
1882 PRO N 83 355 58 87 1 39 .245 .272 .299 10 3 13 22 0 0 0 0 0
1883 NY N 88 380 76 97 7 54 .255 .271 .395 18 7 8 25 0 0 0 0 0
1884 NY N 113 482 98 122 2 51 .253 .294 .322 11 8 28 47 0 0 0 0 0
1885 NY N 111 446 72 101 0 37 .226 .255 .285 8 9 17 39 0 0 0 0 0
1886 NY N 122 491 82 134 2 81 .273 .300 .340 17 5 19 46 0 0 36 0 0
1887 NY N 129 545 114 184 1 53 .338 .375 .391 16 5 29 12 4 0 111 0 0
1888 NY N 122 510 70 128 2 49 .251 .265 .310 14 5 9 13 1 0 38 0 0
1889 NY N 114 479 87 143 1 67 .299 .339 .349 13 4 27 7 2 0 62 0 0
1890 BRO P 128 561 134 188 4 60 .335 .393 .426 15 12 51 22 2 0 63 0 0
1891 BRO N 105 441 85 122 0 39 .277 .335 .329 13 5 36 10 3 0 57 0 0
1892 BRO N 148 614 109 163 1 47 .265 .355 .301 13 3 82 19 3 0 88 0 0
1893 NY N 135 588 129 193 2 77 .328 .379 .415 27 9 47 5 1 0 46 0 0
1894 NY N 136 540 100 143 0 77 .265 .310 .306 12 5 34 6 1 20 39 0 0
Total PL 128 561 134 188 4 60 .335 .393 .426 15 12 51 22 2 0 63 0 0
Total NL 1697 7086 1274 1916 22 807 .270 .308 .334 216 84 369 304 15 20 477 0 0
Total 1825 7647 1408 2104 26 867 .275 .314 .341 231 96 420 326 17 20 540 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1878 PRO N P 37 0 0 23 74 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 .866
1879 PRO N P 70 0 0 31 134 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1879 PRO N 3B 16 0 0 17 32 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .845
1879 PRO N OF 8 0 0 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .727
1880 PRO N P 70 0 0 43 133 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1880 PRO N 3B 25 0 0 30 69 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 .892
1880 PRO N OF 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1881 PRO N OF 40 0 0 57 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .887
1881 PRO N P 39 0 0 26 77 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 .936
1881 PRO N SS 13 0 0 20 39 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 .819
1882 PRO N OF 50 0 0 69 20 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 .824
1882 PRO N P 33 0 0 18 73 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1882 PRO N SS 4 0 0 18 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1883 NY N OF 56 0 0 118 28 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 .859
1883 NY N SS 2 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1883 NY N P 34 0 0 25 67 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .902
1883 NY N 2B 1 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1883 NY N 3B 5 0 0 6 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .739
1884 NY N 2B 47 0 0 95 177 35 17 0 0 0 0 0 .886
1884 NY N P 9 0 0 3 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .905
1884 NY N OF 59 0 0 103 13 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 .847
1885 NY N SS 111 0 0 167 350 55 36 0 0 0 0 0 .904
1886 NY N SS 122 0 0 191 369 69 36 0 0 0 0 0 .890
1887 NY N SS 129 0 0 226 469 61 53 0 0 0 0 0 .919
1888 NY N SS 122 0 0 185 331 86 39 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1889 NY N SS 108 0 0 229 319 68 38 0 0 0 0 0 .890
1889 NY N 2B 7 0 0 16 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .818
1890 BRO P SS 128 0 0 303 450 105 59 0 0 0 0 0 .878
1891 BRO N SS 87 0 0 180 296 66 28 0 0 0 0 0 .878
1891 BRO N 2B 18 0 0 55 56 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1892 BRO N 2B 148 0 0 377 472 74 48 0 0 0 0 0 .920
1893 NY N 2B 134 0 0 348 464 73 41 0 0 0 0 0 .918
1894 NY N 2B 136 0 0 331 446 64 52 0 0 0 0 0 .924
Total 2B 491 0 0 1224 1639 261 166 0 0 0 0 0 .916
Total P 292 0 0 169 574 54 20 0 0 0 0 0 .932
Total 3B 46 0 0 53 112 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 .859
Total SS 826 0 0 1522 2641 530 294 0 0 0 0 0 .887
Total OF 215 0 0 355 77 78 7 0 0 0 0 0 .847

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1878 PRO N 37 37 22 13 1.51 116 151 56 37 6 0 334 308 3 34 0 26 0
1879 PRO N 70 60 47 19 2.15 239 270 140 58 2 1 587 571 5 36 0 29 0
1880 PRO N 70 67 39 24 1.74 230 230 115 59 8 1 595 501 5 45 0 19 0
1881 PRO N 39 35 18 18 2.13 119 183 78 32 3 0 330 326 2 53 0 32 0
1882 PRO N 33 32 19 12 2.59 72 141 80 29 4 1 278 261 6 36 0 13 0
1883 NY N 34 25 16 13 2.70 121 165 83 24 1 0 277 278 3 31 0 19 0
1884 NY N 9 5 3 3 3.41 23 43 23 5 0 0 60.2 72 2 18 0 6 0
Total 292 261 164 102 2.10 920 1183 575 244 24 3 2461.2 2317 26 253 0 144 0

Transactions

  • Signed by New York Gothams (1883).
  • Signed by Brooklyn Bridegrooms (February 5, 1891).
  • Sold by Brooklyn Bridegrooms to New York Giants for $6000 (February 15, 1893).

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