The Only Nolan Stats

The Only Nolan was born on Wednesday, November 7, 1855, in Trenton, Ontario, Canada. Nolan was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1878, with the Indianapolis Browns. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive The Only Nolan baseball stats page.

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"Nolan, known as 'The Only,' looked to Boston like simply a swift underhand thrower like Devlin, McCormick and many others. But their speed as compared with that of Nolan's was 'like the velocity of a ball from an old smooth bore would compare with a ball from a Winchester rifle." - Author Preston D. Orem in Baseball from the Newspaper Accounts (1961)

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Birth Name:
Edward Sylvester Nolan
Nickname:
The Only
Born On:
11-07-1855  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-18-1913 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Paterson, New Jersey
Cemetery:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, New Jersey
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-08
Player Weight Chart Weight:
171
First Game:
05-01-1878 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-09-1885
Draft:
Not Applicable

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The Only Nolan Pitching Stats

1878 23 Browns 38 38 0 13 22 .371 2.57 37 1 0 347.0 1,469 357 99 208 1 56 - 125 21 0 0 -
1881 26 Blues 22 21 1 8 14 .364 3.05 20 0 0 180.0 768 183 61 111 3 38 - 54 10 0 0 -
1883 28 Alleghenys 7 7 0 0 7 .000 4.25 6 0 0 55.0 0 81 26 44 0 10 - 23 0 0 0 -
1884 29 Quicksteps 5 5 0 1 4 .200 2.93 5 0 0 40.0 0 44 13 28 1 7 - 52 0 0 0 -
1885 30 Phillies 7 7 0 1 5 .167 4.17 6 0 0 54.0 239 55 25 43 1 24 - 20 5 0 0 -
5 Years 79 78 1 23 52 .307 2.98 74 1 0 676.0 2,476 720 224 434 6 135 - 274 36 0 0 -

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The Only Nolan Hitting Stats

1878 23 Browns 38 152 11 37 8 0 0 0 16 2 - 10 - - 0 - .243 .253 .296
1881 26 Blues 41 168 12 41 5 1 0 0 18 4 - 13 - - 0 - .244 .262 .286
1883 28 Alleghenys 7 26 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 - - - - 0 - .308 .333 .346
1884 29 Quicksteps 9 33 5 9 2 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - 0 - .273 .314 .394
1885 30 Phillies 7 26 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 - - - - 0 - .077 .172 .115
5 Years 102 405 33 97 17 2 0 0 35 12 - 23 - - 0 - .240 .261 .291

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The Only Nolan Fielding Stats

1878 Browns CF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1878 Browns P 38 38 1,041 110 2.9 99 19 80 11 5 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.57
1881 Blues 3B 6 - - 13 2.2 10 3 7 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .769 0.00
1881 Blues OF 14 - - 24 1.7 22 20 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 0.00
1881 Blues P 22 21 540 41 1.9 37 9 28 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .902 1.85
1883 Alleghenys CF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1883 Alleghenys P 7 7 165 18 2.6 13 2 11 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .722 2.13
1884 Quicksteps OF 4 - - 4 1.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1884 Quicksteps P 5 5 120 13 2.6 12 1 11 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.70
1885 Phillies OF 1 - - 3 3.0 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.00
1885 Phillies P 7 7 162 12 1.7 10 0 10 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.67
P Totals 79 78 2,028 194 2.5 171 31 140 23 5 n/a n/a n/a .881 2.28
OF Totals 19 0 0 31 1.6 28 25 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .903 0.00
3B Totals 6 0 0 13 2.2 10 3 7 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .769 0.00
CF Totals 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
5 Years 106 78 2,028 238 2.2 209 59 150 29 7 n/a n/a n/a .878 2.78

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The Only Nolan Miscellaneous Stats

1878 Browns - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.2 9.5 2.23 3.24 1.45
1881 Blues - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.9 9.3 1.42 2.70 1.90
1883 Alleghenys - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.30 3.76 1.64
1884 Quicksteps - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.43 11.70 1.58
1885 Phillies - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 26.0 0.83 3.33 4.00
5 Years - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.6 11.6 2.03 3.65 1.80

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The Only Nolan Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1878 Indianapolis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1881 Cleveland Blues n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1883 Pittsburgh Alleghenys n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1884 Wilmington Quicksteps n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1885 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
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Last-Modified: April 20, 2019 10:20 AM EST

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