Tony Mullane

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Cincinnati
  • Team: Red Stockings (AA)
  • League: American Association

Anthony John Mullane (1859-1944) won 284 games over a 13 year career with 7 teams, primarily in the AA. In 2010 he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame. When the NL added 10.5 feet from mound to plate, Mullane was never the same pitcher. The next year (’94) he surrendered 16 first inning runs to the Beaneaters.

  • Ambidextrous, Mullane held the ball in both hands, disguising his intended offering
  • Lost a season (’85) to suspension amidst his string of five 30-win years
  • Mullane was voted SABR’s Overlooked 19th Century Legend for 2015

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