Redleg Snyder

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Emanuel Sebastian Snyder
born Emanuel Sebastian Schneider

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Redleg Snyder is noted for hitting only .151 in 1876, the first year of the new National League, a year in which the league as a whole hit .265. Snyder was a regular who got over 200 at-bats (no one on his team had more than 276 at-bats that year).

Snyder came back in 1884 with the short-lived Union Association, hitting .192 in a league that hit .245. However, his team hit only .175. On the other hand, he had no extra-base hits, thus posting a slugging percentage of .192, while the league's slugging percentage was .316.

Snyder may have been called Redleg as a way of distinguishing him from Pop Snyder. Redleg Snyder played for the 1876 Cincinnati Reds while Pop Snyder, who was the same age, played for the 1876 Louisville Grays. Later however, in 1882-86, Pop Snyder also played for the Cincinnati Red Stockings.

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