Al Pratt

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Albert George Pratt
(Uncle Al)

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 140 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Al Pratt lost the first major league baseball game ever on May 4, 1871 while pitching for the Cleveland Forest Citys against the Fort Wayne Kekiongas in the first game of the National Association's inaugural season.

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 and 1880 and later an American Association umpire in 1883 and 1886, then came back to the NL for three games in 1887. In total, he worked as an umpire in 54 games. He ran a bar and became manager of Pittsburgh's entry in the Association. He was an organizer of the Union Association in 1884, and a part owner of the National League Pittsburgh club in 1890 during the Players League revolt.

Preceded by
Pittsburgh Alleghenys Manager
Succeeded by
Ormond Butler

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