Ted Sullivan

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Timothy Paul Sullivan

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ted Sullivan had one of the most varied careers of any person affiliated with baseball. He played in the majors in 1884. He served as the president of the Western League in 1885 and Northwestern League in 1886. He was an umpire in the National League in 1880 and in the American Association in 1887. He was also a manager (1883-1884 and 1888 in the majors), an owner, a sports writer, and worked in many other capacities.

A post here gives some of the activities of his life.

Preceded by
Ned Cuthbert
St. Louis Browns Manager
Succeeded by
Charlie Comiskey

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Notes
1879 Dubuque Northwestern League 18-5 1/4
1883 St. Louis Browns American Association 53-26 -- replaced by Charlie Comiskey on August 30
1884 St. Louis Maroons Union Association 28-3 -- replaced by Fred Dunlap on June 15
Richmond Virginians Eastern League replaced by Abner Powell on June 20
Kansas City Cowboys Union Association 13-46 11th replaced Harry Wheeler (0-4) and
Matthew Porter (3-13) on July 15
1885 Kansas City Cowboys Western League 17-13 3rd league disbanded on July 17
Memphis Browns Southern League replaced Michael Bell on July 20
1886 Milwaukee Brewers (minors) Northwestern League 35-43 6th
1888 Troy Trojans International Association replaced by L.E. Burkett on June 15
Washington Nationals National League 38-57 8th replaced Walter Hewett (10-29) on June 13
1890 Washington Senators Atlantic Association 0-2?? -- see note below
1892 Chattanooga Chatts Southern League 63-57 5th
1893 Nashville Tigers Southern League replaced by Hunkey Hines on July 4
1894 Atlanta Atlantas Southern League 21-37, 5-3 7/8, 2/4 folded on June 25, replaced by Mobile on June 27,
league disbanded July 8
1895 Dallas Steers Texas-Southern League 82-33 1st Lost League playoff series
1896 New Haven Texas Steers/Lancaster Maroons Atlantic League replaced by Frank Rinn
1897 Trenton? New Jersey State League ? Non-Signatory League
1898 Dubuque Western Association Non-Signatory League out June 12
1899 Montgomery/Dallas? Southern League? Non-Signatory League out May 30
1902 Fort Worth Panthers Texas League 48-62 3rd
1903 Paris Parasites/Waco Steers Texas League P 32-20, W 20-36 1/4, 4/4
1910 Clinton Teddies Northern Association replaced by John Marmen on June 14

Note: In 1890 the original Washington franchise managed by Ocheltree disbanded on July 30th, another Washington club replaced the original. It was managed by Sullivan. It is believed it also disbanded a few days later but no proof and no won-loss data has been found.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Pat O'Neill and Tom Coffman: Ted Sullivan, Barnacle of Baseball: The Life of the Prolific League Founder, Scout, Manager and Unrivaled Huckster, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2021. ISBN 978-1-4766-8478-9

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