Amos Rusie

Amos Wilson Rusie (May 30, 1871 – December 6, 1942), nicknamed "The Hoosier Thunderbolt", was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 19th century. He had a 10-season career in the National League (NL), which consisted of one season with the Indianapolis Hoosiers in 1889, eight with the New York Giants from 1890 to 1898, and one with the Cincinnati Reds in 1901.

Amos Rusie
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Major League pitching statistics for Amos Rusie.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1889 IND 12-10 5.32 33 22 19 1 0 225 246 181 133 116 109
1890 NYG 29-34 2.56 67 62 56 4 1 548 436 300 156 289 341
1891 NYG 33-20 2.55 61 57 52 6 1 500 391 244 142 262 337
1892 NYG 32-31 2.84 65 62 59 2 0 541 410 290 171 270 304
1893 NYG 33-21 3.23 56 52 50 4 1 482 451 260 173 218 208
1894 NYG 36-13 2.78 54 50 45 3 1 444 426 228 137 200 195
1895 NYG 23-23 3.73 49 47 42 4 0 393 384 248 163 159 201
1897 NYG 28-10 2.54 38 37 35 2 0 322 314 143 91 87 135
1898 NYG 20-11 3.03 37 36 33 4 1 300 288 149 101 103 114
1901 CIN 0-1 8.59 3 2 2 0 0 22 43 25 21 3 6
Career 246-174 - 463 427 393 30 5 - 3389 2068 1288 1707 1950

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Major League fielding statistics for Amos Rusie.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1889 IND 33 - 8 32 6 2 0.870
1890 NYG 73 - 39 131 23 5 0.881
1891 NYG 62 - 10 106 14 4 0.892
1892 NYG 70 - 30 135 23 5 0.878
1893 NYG 56 - 23 114 15 5 0.901
1894 NYG 56 - 28 113 14 4 0.910
1895 NYG 53 - 22 93 11 4 0.913
1897 NYG 40 - 19 77 8 3 0.923
1898 NYG 41 - 20 68 12 3 0.880
1901 CIN 3 - 1 8 1 0 0.900
Career 487 - 200 877 127 35 -

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Major League batting statistics for Amos Rusie.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1889 IND 33 103 15 18 3 1 0 4 3 2 19 0.175 0.198 0.223
1890 NYG 73 284 31 79 13 6 0 28 6 7 26 0.278 0.298 0.366
1891 NYG 62 220 30 54 5 2 0 15 2 3 25 0.245 0.256 0.286
1892 NYG 70 256 19 55 7 4 1 26 4 3 29 0.215 0.224 0.285
1893 NYG 56 212 32 57 3 4 3 27 0 3 19 0.269 0.282 0.363
1894 NYG 56 186 20 52 5 4 3 26 5 5 24 0.280 0.302 0.398
1895 NYG 53 179 14 44 3 1 1 19 2 0 28 0.246 0.246 0.291
1897 NYG 40 144 25 40 1 3 0 22 1 3 0.278 0.297 0.326
1898 NYG 41 138 23 29 2 4 0 8 2 1 0.210 0.216 0.283
1901 CIN 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.125 0.222 0.125
Career 487 1730 209 429 42 29 8 176 25 27 170 - - -



First NameAmos
Middle NameWilson
Last NameRusie
Full Name at BirthAmos Wilson Rusie
Other NamesThe Hoosier Thunderbolt
Age71 (age at death)
Date of BirthMay 30, 1871
BirthplaceMooresville, IN
Date of DeathDecember 6, 1942
Location of DeathSeattle, WA
BuriedAcacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight200 lbs (90.7 kg)
Star SignGemini
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher, Outfielder
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut9 May 1889
Last MLB Game9 June 1901
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1977.

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