Harry Elbert Bay
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 8", Weight 138 lb.
- High School Peoria (IL) High School
- Debut July 23, 1901
- Final Game May 3, 1908
- Born January 17, 1878 in Pontiac, IL USA
- Died March 20, 1952 in Peoria, IL USA
Harry "Deer Foot" Bay, who played eight years in the majors from 1901 to 1908, led the American League twice in stolen bases and in 1905 was third in batting with a .301 average. He was considered the fastest man in the American League.
Bay started in the majors in 1901 with the Cincinnati Reds, where he was a teammate of Harry Steinfeldt. Both were 23 years old. Bay jumped to the Cleveland Bronchos in 1902 and spent the rest of his major league career there. He was a teammate of Nap Lajoie and Elmer Flick in Cleveland. In 1909, a baseball card appeared of him playing with Nashville. In 1912, he managed at Bloomington and in 1913 he managed at Madison.
Bay weighed only 138 lbs. and pictures of him show a very slender face. After baseball, he was secretary of the Peoria Fire Department and a state auto license examiner.
- 2-time AL Stolen Bases Leader (1903 & 1904)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1912||Bloomington Bloomers||Three-I League||--||--||replaced by James Cuthbert|
|1913||Madison Senators||Wisconsin-Illinois League||64-61||6th|
|1914||Madison Senators||Wisconsin-Illinois League||57-62||6th|
|1915||Mason City Claydiggers||Central Association||58-63||4th|
|1916||Mason City Claydiggers||Central Association||--||--||Replaced by ??|
|Rock Island Islanders||Three-I League||6th||none||replaced Pete Lister on July 9|
|1917||Alton Blues||Three-I League||--||--||replaced by Elmer Duggan|