Harry Bay

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Harry Elbert Bay
(Deer Foot)

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time AL Stolen Bases Leader (1903 & 1904)

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
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

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