Dan Brouthers

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Birthdate5/8/1858
Death Date8/3/1932
Debut Year1879
Year of Induction1945
Teams Beaneaters, Bisons, Colonels, Giants, Phillies, Trojans, Wolverines
Position First Base

Dan Brouthers won five batting championships before 1900 and was the career record holder for homers for three years from 1887-1889.

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Harry Wright's initialed scorecard from June 5, 1883 - Dan Brouthers bats cleanup

Harry Wright's initialed scorecard from June 5, 1883 - Dan Brouthers bats cleanup

Dan Brouthers was one of the greatest hitters of the 19th century. The five-time batting champ compiled a .342 lifetime average and a .423 on-base percentage. Listed at 6’2″, 207 pounds, Brouthers was also quite a slugger. The home run champion in 1881 and 1886 was the career record hold
Letter from 1880 signed by Gardner Earl as owner of Dan Brouthers’ 1st MLB team

Letter from 1880 signed by Gardner Earl as owner of Dan Brouthers’ 1st MLB team

Dan Brouthers won five National League batting championships on his way to a 19-year Hall of Fame career. His first two big league seasons came in service to the Troy Trojans. The owner of the Trojans was Gardner Earl, the director of a Troy bank and president of the Bell Telephone company of Troy.

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