Ramsey struck out 499 batters in 1886 (to finish second to Matt Kilroy's record 513),
the second highest ML total ever. He won 38 games that year and 37 in 1887 when he
led the league in strikeouts with 355.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 25th, 1888: Toad Ramsey misses the Colonels' getaway train in order to avoid a warrant for his arrest at the railroad station. He is arrested later on the complaint of Louisville saloon owners who charge that Ramsey is overdue paying considerable bar tabs.
»June 9th, 1889: Darby O'Brien leads the way with 6 steals as the Bridegrooms steal 11 bases and win 12-2 over Louisville. The hapless Colonel battery is Toad Ramsey and Paul Cook.
»June 23rd, 1889: The Colonels win, with Farmer Weaver scoring 3 times and Toad Ramsey pitching, Louisville defeats St. Louis 7-3.