RHP-OF 1886-87, 92, 95-98, 1901 Philadelphia Cardinals , Indians
In 1896, pitching for the Cardinals, Hart led the NL in losses with 29, but he won
over 250 minor league games. He pitched for 25 seasons in the ML and minors, beginning
and ending with Chattanooga of the Southern Association. When he retired as a player
in 1910 after winning his last start, he turned to umpiring.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 17, 1892: Bill Hart of Brooklyn becomes the 3rd pitcher in less than two weeks to lose a no-hitter in the 9th inning in a 7–0 victory over Boston.
» April 27, 1901: The Cleveland Blues (AL) record their first victory, beating Chicago, 10-4, behind the pitching of Bill Hart. The vet Hart will lose his stuff and finish the season as an AL umpire.