- Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
- City: Omaha
- Team: Omahogs
- League: Western Association
Thomas Joseph Lovett (1863-1928) had a supernova-like splash of brilliance on the mound for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms before fading into obscurity. Lovett debuted in MLB for the Athletics in 1885, making only 16 appearances that summer. Signed by Brooklyn in its final year in the American Association, Lovett had his year-of-a-lifetime in 1890 with the newly minted NL Brooklyn franchise. He was 30-11 with a 2.78 ERA, pitched four complete games in the post-season, winning two in a series draw with Louisville. Lovett’s final brush with greatness occurred on June 22 the following year as he hurled a no-hitter against the Giants.
- Lovett’s career record was 88-59 with a 3.94 ERA
- He had one more strong year with Brooklyn in ’91 (23-19) before ending his tenure in Boston in ‘94