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Al Pratt

Al Pratt

He lost the first professional baseball game ever on May 4th, 1871

Albert George Pratt (Uncle Al) lost the first professional baseball game ever on May 4th, 1871.

    * Bats Unknown, Throws Right
    * Height 5' 7", Weight 140 lb.
    * Debut May 4, 1871
    * Final Game August 19, 1872
    * Born November 19, 1848 in Allegheny, PA USA
    * Died November 21, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA USA

David Pietrusza's website has a page on Al Pratt, saying that he started pitching in 1867, and began managing in 1868. After the majors he went back to non-league games, and also was a National League umpire in 1879-80 and later an American Association umpire. He ran a bar and became manager of Pittsburgh's entry in the Association. He was an organizer of the Union Association, and a part owner of the National League Pittsburgh club in 1890 during the Players League revolt.

By BR Bullpen

 
Tagged:
MLB Owner, Players League, Uncle Al, Union Association

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