On this day in 1878 the National League Milwaukee Grays wrapped up their first season. They played 60 games and went 15-45, finishing sixth out of six teams:
|Boston Red Stockings||41||19||--|
|Chicago White Stockings||30||30||11|
The stars of the team were 20-year-old outfielder Abner Dalrymple, who appeared in every game and hit .354/.368/.421 to lead the team in all three categories, and pitcher Sam Weaver, who threw 383 innings in a 60 game season.
The 1878 season was both the Grays' first and last year in Milwaukee.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 2006 Brewer Joe Winkelsas, who turns 39.
- 2006 Brewer David Bell, who turns 40.
- Hall of Famer Kid Nichols, who would have turned 143. He pitched 15 major league seasons between 1890-1906 with the Boston Beaneaters (Braves) and two other teams.