Gus Alberts

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Augustus Peter Alberts

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 6½", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gus Alberts played three years in the majors: 1884, 1888, and 1891. The majority of his big league time cam in 1888 for the Cleveland Blues, where he split his time between shortstop, outfield and third base. Although he hit only .206, the other third baseman, John McGlone, hit only .182 after hitting .253 the year before. Meanwhile, at shortstop, the regular was Ed McKean, the team's star. The next season, McKean stayed at shortstop while Patsy Tebeau played third base.

During the 1890s he sometimes purchased the rights to the concession businesses at a park in the minors. He also owned an interest in a club at one point. In 1904, he was a minor league umpire. In 1911, it was reported that he would "head" an independent club at Bartlesville. A year later, he was a mine worker when he died suddenly from pneumonia at age 52.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1895 St. Joseph Saints Western Association 8th Replaced Harry Gatewood
1904 Topeka Saints Missouri Valley League -- -- Replaced by C.E. Cole
1906 Bartlesville Indians Kansas State League 51-64 5th
1907 Parsons Preachers Oklahoma-Arkansas-Kansas League 10-19 NA

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