Full Name: William Harrison "Billy" Barnie
Height: 5'7" Weight: 157 lbs.
Born: January 26, 1853 in New York, NY
Died: July 15, 1900 in Hartford, CT
Major League Career: 1874 to 1886
Managerial Debut: April 1883
Barnie was working in a brokerage office when he broke into baseball in 1871 as a catcher/outfielder. While managing Baltimore's American Association team in the 1880's, he occasionally caught for his team, but his .180 BA hardly indicated "leading by example." His third-place finish in 1887 was his best season, but "Bald Billy" managed for 14 ML seasons. In 1900, while managing Hartford of the Eastern League, he died in midseason from asthmatic bronchitis.
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Games managed (including ties)
Percentage of games won
Manager/Year (The latter number indicates how many managers the team employed that year, while the former indicates the chronological position of the manager [i.e. 1-2 would mean this manager was the first of two managers during that year]).
Expected Wins. Calculated for the team based on its actual runs scored and allowed. A team that allows exactly as many runs as it scores is predicted to play .500 ball.
Actual Wins Minus Expected Wins (A measure of the extent to which a team outperformed (or underperformed) its talent. (Over time this reflects good/bad managing).
Team's final standing for the season or, in the case of multiple managers, the standings at the time the manager departed.