Terre Haute Hottentots

From BR Bullpen

There were four teams called the Terre Haute Hottentots. The third team with that name was a transplant from Toledo, Ohio. It got to the point where the other owners were not too thrilled with Denny Long. League president Ban Johnson wanted to move the team back to Toledo, but he was unable to find suitable owners. Not to mention that another team was being formed for the 1896 season. In the end the team was dropped from the league. Terre Haute gave no fight as they were applying to join the Western Association.

The Hottentots were Three Finger Brown's first pro team in 1901.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1884 15-50 11th Al Buckenberger / George Hammerstein
1891 28-41 3rd Billy Clingman / George Brackett
1892 25-27 -- George Brackett Team disbanded July 10
1895 29-44 (52-72 overall) 7th Denny Long / W. Schneider Toledo White Stockings moved to Terre Haute
1900 48-61 4th Jap Poor none
1901 72-39 1st Bill Krieg none League Champs
1902 70-53 2nd Lou Walters / James Hackett none
1903 58-80 7th Lou Walters / Peter Somers / Bill James / Ed Biecher none
1904 76-63 2nd Frank Warrender none
1905 49-89 8th Frank Warrender / Bert Dennis none
1906 44-106 8th Jack Boyle / Jack Warrender none
1907 65-72 6th Jack McConnell / Cameron none
1908 63-75 7th Lew Drill none
1909 65-73 5th William "Cuppy" Groeschow none


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  • Eugene C. Murdock: Ban Johnson: Czar of Baseball, Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, Greenwood Press; annotated edition, 1982.
  • Brian A. Podoll: The Minor League: Milwaukee Brewers 1859-1952, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2003.
  • Denis Pajot: The Rise of Milwaukee Baseball: The Cream City from Midwestern Outpost to the Major Leagues, 1859-1901, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.

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