FACTOID # 17: Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in total area, it has the longest official name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Dan Brouthers
Enlarge
Dan Brouthers on an 1888 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Goodwin Champions (N162)).

Dennis Joseph Brouthers (May 8, 1858 - August 2, 1932) was a pre-1900 era Major League Baseball player. He was nicknamed "Big Dan".


Brouthers' career began in 1879 and didn't finish until 1904 (with a gap between 1896 and 1904), a span of four decades. From the last weeks of the 1886 season to the first month of the 1890 season, Brouthers had more career home runs than any other player. He was the third Major Leaguer to reach 100 or more career homers (after Harry Stovey and Roger Connor).


Major League Baseball claims his career batting average was .349. Other sources such as baseball-reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/broutda01.shtml) indicate his career mark was .342. This disparity results from a league rule in effect in 1886 and 1887, which counted walks as hits. Some sources reflect the statistics as originally recorded, while others change them retroactively.


After retiring from the Major Leagues, Brouthers played minor league baseball for Poughkeepsie of the Hudson River League. He hit a league-leading .373 at age 46.


Brouthers was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Dan Brouthers (217 words)
Dan Brouthers on an 1888 Goodwin and Company baseball card (Goodwin Champions (N162)).
Brouthers' career began in 1879 and didn't finish until 1904 (with a gap between 1896 and 1904), a span of four decades.
Brouthers was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.
Dan Brouthers Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac (232 words)
Dan Brouthers was born on Saturday, May 8, 1858, in Sylvan Lake, New York.
Brouthers was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 23, 1879, with the Troy Trojans, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
Dan Brouthers's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Dan Brouthers baseball statistics page.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m