Dude Esterbrook

Thomas John Esterbrook
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 167 lbs.
Born: June 9, 1857 in Staten Island, NY
Died: April 30, 1901 in Middletown, NY

 

Dude played third base for the original 1883 Metropolitans, and had an outstanding year the next season (which enabled him to nose past Frank Hankinson as the old Mets' all-time third baseman). His end may have been more celebrated than his career, though. Following his playing days, Dude developed some rather peculiar personal habits, and in 1901 was en route to a mental institution via train, when he leapt from the moving train to his death. Shown here is Dude's card from the 1994 set called Origins of Baseball. At the bottom of this page there is a Kalamazoo Bats card pictured, courtesy of the Cycleback Museum.

  

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H  2B  3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1880 Buf NL  64  253  20  61  12   1  0  35  75  -  -  15  0   -   -  - .241 .296 .241
1882 Cle NL  45  179  13  44   4   3  0  19  54  -  -  12  5   -   -  - .266 .302 .246
1883 *METS*  
97  407  55 103   9   7  0   - 126  -  -   - 15   -   -  - .280 .310 .253
1884 *METS* 
112  477 110 150  29  11  1   - 204  -  -   - 12  10   -  - .345 .428 .314
1885 N Y NL  88  359  48  92  14   5  2  44 122  -  -  28  4   -   -  - .264 .340 .256
1886 N Y NL 123  473  62 125  20   6  3  43 166 13  -  43  8   -   -  - .277 .351 .264
1887 *METS*  26  101  11  17   1   0  0   7  18  8  -   -  6   1   -  - .222 .178 .168
1888 2teams  87  339  30  75  14   0  0  24  89 16  -  20  5   4   -  - .241 .263 .221
1889 Lou AA  11   44   8  14   3   0  0   9  17  6  -   2  5   1   -  - .400 .386 .318
1890 N Y NL  45  197  29  57  14   1  0  29  73 12  -   8 10   3   -  - .333 .371 .289
1891 Bro NL   3    8   1   3   0   0  0   0   3  0  -   1  0   1   -  - .444 .375 .375
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METS TOTALS 235  985 176 270  39  18  1   7 348  8  -   - 33  11   -  - .305 .353 .274
OTHER CLUBS 466 1852 211 471  81  16  5 203 599 47  - 129 42   9   -  - .274 .323 .254
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CAREER TOTS 701 2837 387 741 120  34  6 210 947 55  - 129 75  20   -  - .285 .334 .261

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H  2B  3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1888 Ind NL  64  246  21  54   8   0  0  17  62 11  -  20  2   2   -  - .232 .252 .220
1888 Lou AA  23   93   9  21   6   0  0   7  27  5  -   -  3   2   -  - .265 .290 .226

 

MANAGERIAL RECORD

YEAR CLUB    G  W  L  PCT FINISH
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1889 Lou AA 10  2  8 .200   8th 

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This is a list of the Dude Esterbrook cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to trade or donate them, contact me at Rounding Third.

1990 Target Dodgers #226

1994 Origins of Baseball #64

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