Mickey Welch

Michael Francis Welch Born as Michael Francis Walsh (July 4, 1859 – July 30, 1941), nicknamed "Smiling Mickey", was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He was the third pitcher to accumulate 300 career victories. Welch was born in Brooklyn, New York, and played 13 seasons in the major leagues, three with the Troy Trojans, and 10 with the New York Gothams/Giants. He was very successful with an effective curveball, a change of pace, and a version of the screwball. During his 13 major league seasons, he posted 20 or more wins nine times, seven in succession.

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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Mickey Welch.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1880 TRO 34-30 2.54 65 64 64 4 0 574 575 321 162 80 123
1881 TRO 21-18 2.67 40 40 40 4 0 368 371 186 109 78 104
1882 TRO 14-16 3.46 33 33 30 5 0 281 334 221 108 62 53
1883 NYG 25-23 2.73 54 52 46 4 0 426 431 271 129 66 144
1884 NYG 39-21 2.50 65 65 62 4 0 557 528 275 155 146 345
1885 NYG 44-11 1.66 56 55 55 7 1 492 372 170 91 131 258
1886 NYG 33-22 2.99 59 59 56 1 0 500 514 279 166 163 272
1887 NYG 22-15 3.36 41 40 39 2 0 346 339 191 129 91 115
1888 NYG 26-19 1.93 47 47 47 5 0 425 328 156 91 108 167
1889 NYG 27-12 3.02 45 41 39 3 2 375 340 196 126 149 125
1890 NYG 17-14 2.99 37 37 33 2 0 292 268 145 97 122 97
1891 NYG 5-9 4.28 22 15 14 0 1 160 177 136 76 97 46
1892 NYG 0-0 14.40 1 1 0 0 0 5 11 9 8 4 1
Career 307-210 - 565 549 525 41 4 - 4588 2556 1447 1297 1850

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Mickey Welch.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1880 TRO 66 - 36 86 23 4 0.841
1881 TRO 40 - 20 39 7 3 0.894
1882 TRO 38 - 15 46 11 4 0.847
1883 NYG 84 - 71 63 38 4 0.779
1884 NYG 71 - 25 78 14 6 0.880
1885 NYG 56 - 16 70 14 0 0.860
1886 NYG 59 - 19 82 5 0 0.953
1887 NYG 41 - 17 51 12 0 0.850
1888 NYG 47 - 16 75 17 1 0.843
1889 NYG 45 - 13 59 4 2 0.947
1890 NYG 37 - 10 43 4 1 0.930
1891 NYG 22 - 7 21 4 0 0.875
1892 NYG 1 - 0 1 0 0 1.000
Career 607 - 265 714 153 25 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Mickey Welch.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1880 TRO 66 251 25 72 20 3 0 27 5 24 0.287 0.301 0.390
1881 TRO 40 148 12 30 10 0 0 11 1 16 0.203 0.208 0.270
1882 TRO 38 151 26 37 6 0 1 17 5 16 0.245 0.269 0.305
1883 NYG 84 320 42 75 13 5 2 30 10 38 0.234 0.258 0.325
1884 NYG 71 249 47 60 14 3 3 29 16 49 0.241 0.287 0.357
1885 NYG 56 199 28 41 8 0 2 19 14 39 0.206 0.258 0.276
1886 NYG 59 213 17 46 4 2 0 18 3 7 47 0.216 0.241 0.254
1887 NYG 41 148 16 36 4 2 2 15 2 6 1 0.243 0.277 0.338
1888 NYG 47 169 16 32 5 0 2 10 4 1 33 0.189 0.199 0.254
1889 NYG 45 156 20 30 5 1 0 12 0 5 27 0.192 0.217 0.237
1890 NYG 37 123 15 22 4 0 0 10 1 9 25 0.179 0.241 0.211
1891 NYG 22 71 4 10 0 0 0 4 0 3 13 0.141 0.176 0.141
1892 NYG 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.333
Career 607 2201 268 492 93 16 12 202 10 82 329 - - -

First NameMichael
Middle NameFrancis
Last NameWelch
Full Name at BirthMichael Francis Welch
Other NamesSmiling Mickey
Age82 (age at death)
Date of BirthJuly 4, 1859
BirthplaceBrooklyn, NY
Date of DeathJuly 30, 1941
Location of DeathConcord, NH
BuriedAscension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA
Height5' 8" (173 cm)
Weight160 lbs (72.6 kg)
Star SignCancer
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher, Outfielder
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut1 May 1880
Last MLB Game17 May 1892
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1973.

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