Jim Manning (manniji01)
James H. Manning
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 157 lb.
- Debut May 15, 1884
- Final Game October 13, 1889
- Born January 31, 1862 in Fall River, MA USA
- Died October 22, 1929 in Edinburg, TX USA
Manning was born in Fall River, MA, a 19th Century hotbed of baseball. He was playing minor league ball by 1883 and came up to the majors for the first time in 1884 with the Boston Beaneaters. Primarily an outfielder, as a rookie he was the youngest regular on the team which went 73-38. After playing most of the 1885 season as a regular again for the Beaneaters, he was sold to the Wolverines in September.
Manning played sparingly for the Wolverines in 1885-1887 and was also with the Kansas City Cowboys of the American Association in 1889. He was to spend years in Kansas City, playing with various teams there through 1897.
He also managed at Kansas City during much of the time from 1888-1900. In 1901, when the American League got its start, Manning was the manager for the Senators, a team which featured veterans such as Boileryard Clarke, Bill Everitt, Sam Dungan and Billy Clingman. Manning, at age 39, was not much older than the oldest player on the team, 36-year-old Joe Quinn, who had made his debut in the majors in 1884, the same year Manning had.
The SABR biography of Tom Hernon states that when Hernon was with Kansas City in 1894, Manning both managed and owned the team. He worked three National League games as an umpire, one in 1886 and two in 1893.
The book The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration has a photo of Manning.
|Washington Senators Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1888||Kansas City Blues||Western Association||76-42||1st||none||League Champs|
|1890||Kansas City Blues||Western Association||78-39||1st||none||League Champs|
|1891||Kansas City Blues||Western Association||66-59||2nd||none|
|1894||Kansas City Blues||Western League||68-59||3rd||none|
|1895||Kansas City Blues||Western League||73-52||3rd||none|
|1896||Kansas City Blues||Western League||69-66||5th||none|
|1897||Kansas City Blues||Western League||40-99||7th||none|
|1898||Kansas City Blues||Western League||88-51||1st||none||League Champs|
|1899||Kansas City Blues||Western League||53-70||7th (t)||none|
|1900||Kansas City Blues||American League||69-70||5th||none|
|1901||Washington Senators||American League||61-72||6th||Washington Senators|
- Eugene C. Murdock: Ban Johnson: Czar of Baseball, Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, Greenwood Press; annotated edition, 1982.