Mike Griffin (griffmi01)

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Michael Joseph Griffin

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

" . . . one of the best known baseball players in the country ... the best centre fielder in the League." - Mike Griffin's New York Times obituary

Centerfielder Mike Griffin, who played in three major leagues, was consistently above average in his hitting even though he rarely led his league in offensive categories. In addition, he stole a lot of bases, ranking # 41 on the all-time list (as of 2007). His fielding average in the outfield was far above average, too, and his range factors were good.

Most of his career was spent playing for the Brooklyn Grooms in the 1890s.

The San Francisco Call newspaper dated August 11, 1907 reports: "'Mike' Griffin, idol of Brooklyn, is part proprietor of an upstate brewery. Brooklyn went into mourning when a baseball trade sent Griffin away from the city, and his name is spoken with reverence even in these days. " See here for the details.

He is not to be confused with another Mike Griffin who played approximately 100 years later.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AA Runs Scored Leader (1889)
  • NL Doubles Leader (1891)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 10 (1887-1892 & 1894-1897)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 2 (1887 & 1891)

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms National League 1-3 -- Brooklyn Bridegrooms Interim between Billy Barnie (15-20) and
Charlie Ebbets from June 6-June 10

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