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Non-Pitchers on the Mound

Compiled by David Vincent, David Smith, and Mark Pankin

Since the early days of professional baseball, there has been a distinction between pitchers and other players, generally termed position players." Occasionally a position player takes the mound, usually due either to a lopsided score and a desire to conserve the pitching staff for another day or a long extra inning game in which most regular pitchers have already been used. We identified all players who appeared in more games as non-pitchers than as pitchers.

There is a list for players, all before 1908, where we could not identify the games when they pitched. All of the entries on this page are the player’s name, season, and number of games as a pitcher and a position player. Click on the player's name to see his career page.

There are pages presenting the known instances of non-pitchers pitching in a game since 1901. There is a chronological list and one that is alphabeitcal by the players' names.

If you know of other players who belong on this list, please contact the web master.

Player, year, games pitched, non-pitching games

George Bechtel          1871     3      18
Bob Ferguson            1871     1      36
Dickie Flowers          1871     1      21
Denny Mack              1871     3      26
Levi Meyerle            1871     1      26
Charlie Pabor           1871     7      28
Ed Pinkham              1871     3      26
Frank Buttery           1872     8      13
Jim Clinton             1872     1      27
Martin Malone           1872     2       5
John McMullin           1872     3      53
Charlie Pabor           1872     2      19
Harry Wright            1872     7      48
George Bechtel          1873     3      52
Bob Ferguson            1873     4      50
Frank Fleet             1873     3      21
Davy Force              1873     3      51
Bill French             1873     1       5
Chick Fulmer            1873     2      51
Phonney Martin          1873     6      30
John McMullin           1873     1      51
George Bechtel          1874     6      28
Dan Collins             1874     2       3
Bob Ferguson            1874     1      57
Davy Force              1874     1      60
John Hatfield           1874     3      67
Johnny Ryan             1874     1      47
Harry Wright            1874     6      40
Bill Boyd               1875     1      39
Bob Ferguson            1875     1      85
Frank Fleet             1875     5      33
Count Gedney            1875     2      67
Frank Heifer            1875     2      15
Charlie Mason           1875     1      21
John McMullin           1875     4      54
Cal McVey               1875     3      94
Pidgey Morgan           1875     7      17
Charlie Pabor           1875     1      48
Dickey Pearce           1875     2      70
Ezra Sutton             1875     2      77
George Wright           1875     2      79
Ross Barnes             1876     1      66
Joe Blong               1876     1      62
Amos Booth              1876     3      73
Eddie Booth             1876     1      58
Bobby Clack             1876     1      33
Jim Clinton             1876     1      15
William Coon            1876     2      55
Charlie Gould           1876     2      61
Levi Meyerle            1876     2      55
John Peters             1876     1      66
Dave Pierson            1876     1      64
Johnny Ryan             1876     1      64
Deacon White            1876     1      70
George Wright           1876     1      70
Joe Battin              1877     1      58
John Cassidy            1877     2      58
Bob Ferguson            1877     3      56
Dave Rowe               1877     1       2
Al Spalding             1877     4      60
Doug Allison            1878     1      19
Lew Brown               1878     1      61
Joe Ellick              1878     1       3
Frank Hankinson         1878     1      57
Jack Manning            1878     3      59
Russ McKelvy            1878     4      62
Dan Brouthers           1879     3      37
Mike Dorgan             1879     2      59
Cal McVey               1879     3      81
Tom Burns               1880     1      90
Mike Dorgan             1880     1      79
Denny Driscoll          1880     6      14
Jake Evans              1880     1      47
Frank Hankinson         1880     4      68
Joe Hornung             1880     1      90
King Kelly              1880     1      97
John Morrill            1880     3      86
Harry Stovey            1880     2      83
George Bradley          1881     6      56
John Morrill            1881     3      80
Billy Taylor            1881     2      30
Ned Williamson          1881     3      83
Tommy Bond              1882     2       8
Ed Brown                1882     1      17
Tom Brown               1882     2      45
Charlie Buffinton       1882     5      11
Charlie Comiskey        1882     2      77
Jake Evans              1882     1      81
Buck Ewing              1882     1      75
Curry Foley             1882     1      84
Eddie Fusselback        1882     4      34
Jack Leary              1882     6      63
John Morrill            1882     1      83
Henry Myers             1882     6      68
Blondie Purcell         1882     6      82
Yank Robinson           1882     1      11
Dave Rowe               1882     1      23
Bill Schenck            1882     2      60
Cub Stricker            1882     2      73
Billy Taylor            1882     1      73
Harry Wheeler           1882     4      76
Art Whitney             1882     3      41
Ned Williamson          1882     1      83
Chicken Wolf            1882     1      80
Cap Anson               1883     2     100
Joe Battin              1883     2      98
Dan Brouthers           1883     1      98
Tom Brown               1883     3      96
Charlie Cady            1883     1       2
Tom Dolan               1883     1      82
Mike Dorgan             1883     1      65
Jake Evans              1883     1      93
Bob Ferguson            1883     1      86
Curry Foley             1883     1      23
Bill Gallagher          1883     7      15
Gid Gardner             1883     2      42
King Kelly              1883     1     125
Jim Lillie              1883     3      52
Tom Mansell             1883     1      62
Frank McLaughlin        1883     2      31
John Morrill            1883     2      98
Jim O'Rourke            1883     2     105
John Reccius            1883     1      18
Dave Rowe               1883     1      60
Edgar Smith             1883     1       5
Pop Smith               1883     3      97
Joe Sommer              1883     1      97
Harry Stovey            1883     1      96
Harry Wheeler           1883     1      83
Ned Williamson          1883     1     100
George Wood             1883     1      99
Cap Anson               1884     1     116
Lady Baldwin            1884     2       5
Charlie Bastian         1884     1      28
Ed Brown                1884     1      43
Joe Brown               1884     7      11
Lew Brown               1884     1      89
Pete Browning           1884     1     103
Tom Brown               1884     4     107
Oyster Burns            1884     2      37
John Cahill             1884     2      61
Jim Chatterton          1884     1       4
Charlie Comiskey        1884     1     109
Joe Connors             1884     3       4
Jack Corcoran           1884     1      53
Pop Corkhill            1884     1     112
Ed Crane                1884     4     104
Jim Cudworth            1884     2      31
Dave Drew               1884     1      16
Fred Dunlap             1884     1     101
Charlie Eden            1884     2      31
Buck Ewing              1884     1      96
Jim Fogarty             1884     1      99
Gid Gardner             1884     1      81
Billy Geer              1884     2     118
Bill Geiss              1884     1      75
Jack Glasscock          1884     2     110
Jack Gorman             1884     3      13
Paul Hines              1884     1     115
Charlie Householder     1884     2      84
Arthur Irwin            1884     1     102
Jim Keenan              1884     1      68
King Kelly              1884     2     116
Lon Knight              1884     2     109
Chuck Lauer             1884     3      11
Jack Leary              1884     5      17
Jim Lillie              1884     2     114
Tommy McCarthy          1884     7      48
Jerry McCormick         1884     1     109
Chris McFarland         1884     1       3
Barney McLaughlin       1884     7      38
Frank McLaughlin        1884     2      66
Trick McSorley          1884     1      22
Gene Moriarty           1884     2      12
John Morrill            1884     7     111
Charlie Morton          1884     3      32
Henry Oberbeck          1884     8      61
Billy O'Brien           1884     2      12
Jim O'Rourke            1884     4     115
Fred Pfeffer            1884     1     112
Tom Poorman             1884     1      93
Blondie Purcell         1884     1     103
Paul Radford            1884     2      96
Dave Rowe               1884     1     110
Edgar Smith             1884     3      12
Germany Smith           1884     1      97
Cub Stricker            1884     1     109
Pat Sullivan            1884     1      31
Ed Swartwood            1884     1     102
Lou Sylvester           1884     6      83
Harry Wheeler           1884     1      72
Milt Whitehead          1884     1     104
Ned Williamson          1884     2     109
Frank Wyman             1884     3      33
Kid Baldwin             1885     2      34
Tom Brown               1885     2     108
Dick Burns              1885     1      14
John Coleman            1885     8      93
Fred Corey              1885     1      93
Pop Corkhill            1885     8     113
Charlie Eden            1885     4      98
Buck Ewing              1885     1      87
Gid Gardner             1885     1      45
Frank Hankinson         1885     1      94
Jim Keenan              1885     1      37
Lon Knight              1885     2      54
Jimmy Macullar          1885     1     100
Gene Moriarty           1885     1      11
Dave Orr                1885     3     107
Jimmy Peoples           1885     2      48
Fred Pfeffer            1885     5     110
Blondie Purcell         1885     1      87
Paul Radford            1885     3     105
Phil Reccius            1885     7      97
Hardy Richardson        1885     1      99
Chief Roseman           1885     1     101
Joe Sommer              1885     2     112
Ned Williamson          1885     2     114
Chicken Wolf            1885     1     114
George Wood             1885     1      83
Lou Bierbauer           1886     2     139
Tom Brown               1886     1     115
John Cahill             1886     2     126
John Coleman            1886     3     133
Larry Corcoran          1886     2      21
Pop Corkhill            1886     1     134
Jim Fogarty             1886     1      79
Chris Fulmer            1886     1      80
Frank Graves            1886     1      44
Jim Keenan              1886     2      46
Jim Lillie              1886     1     114
Jimmy Macullar          1886     1      85
Tommy McCarthy          1886     1       8
John Morrill            1886     1     117
Frank Mountain          1886     2      16
Joe Neale               1886     1       2
Pat O'Connell           1886     1      42
George Pinkney          1886     1     141
Blondie Purcell         1886     1      27
Phil Reccius            1886     1       5
Danny Richardson        1886     5      67
Hardy Richardson        1886     4     127
Lee Richmond            1886     3       7
Yank Robinson           1886     1     133
Chief Roseman           1886     1     134
Jimmy Ryan              1886     5      87
Milt Scott              1886     1     137
Emmett Seery            1886     2     126
Joe Sommer              1886     1     141
Harry Stovey            1886     1     125
Joe Strauss             1886     2      83
Art Whitney             1886     1     137
Bill White              1886     1     135
Ned Williamson          1886     2     125
Chicken Wolf            1886     1     134
Myron Allen             1887     2     120
Lou Bierbauer           1887     1     126
Oyster Burns            1887     3     141
John Cahill             1887     6      66
Pop Corkhill            1887     5     128
Ed Daily                1887     7      99
Fred Dunlap             1887     1      65
Jocko Fields            1887     1      45
Jim Fogarty             1887     1     128
Emil Geiss              1887     1       2
Jack Glasscock          1887     1     122
Charley Jones           1887     2     104
King Kelly              1887     3     119
Al Maul                 1887     7      10
Jack McGeachey          1887     1      99
Darby O'Brien           1887     1     134
Tom O'Brien             1887     1      32
Bob Pettit              1887     1      33
Tom Poorman             1887     1     137
Blondie Purcell         1887     1     140
Paul Radford            1887     2     131
Phil Reccius            1887     1      73
Danny Richardson        1887     1     122
Yank Robinson           1887     1     128
Chief Roseman           1887     2      84
Cyclone Ryan            1887     2       8
Jimmy Ryan              1887     8     125
Frank Scheibeck         1887     1       2
Joe Sommer              1887     1     135
Cub Stricker            1887     3     132
Marty Sullivan          1887     1     115
Charlie Sweeney         1887     3      34
George Tebeau           1887     1      84
Mike Tiernan            1887     5     103
Ned Williamson          1887     1     127
Myron Allen             1888     2      35
Lou Bierbauer           1888     1     134
Oyster Burns            1888     5     135
Pop Corkhill            1888     2     137
Jerry Denny             1888     1     127
Red Ehret               1888     7      12
Buck Ewing              1888     2     103
Billy George            1888     4       6
Bob Gilks               1888     4     120
Jack Glasscock          1888     1     113
Al Maul                 1888     3      72
Tommy McCarthy          1888     2     131
Jack McGeachey          1888     1     118
Jimmy Ryan              1888     8     128
Jumbo Schoeneck         1888     2      48
George Shoch            1888     1      88
Cub Stricker            1888     2     128
Tommy Tucker            1888     1     136
Larry Twitchell         1888     2     131
George Wood             1888     2     106
Charlie Comiskey        1889     1     140
Ed Daily                1889     2     136
Buck Ewing              1889     3      98
Jim Fogarty             1889     4     128
Billy George            1889     2       7
Jack Glasscock          1889     1     134
Gil Hatfield            1889     6      26
Arthur Irwin            1889     1     104
Mike Mattimore          1889     6      38
Al Maul                 1889     6      64
Tommy McCarthy          1889     1     142
Jack McGeachey          1889     3     131
John Morrill            1889     1      44
Billy Nash              1889     1     128
Harry Raymond           1889     1     130
Larry Twitchell         1889     1     134
Art Whitney             1889     1     129
George Wood             1889     1     101
Ed Beecher              1890     1     126
Spider Clark            1890     1      71
Vince Dailey            1890     2      64
Tom Dowse               1890     1      39
Bones Ely               1890     1     121
Buck Ewing              1890     1      82
Jim Field               1890     2      51
Dave Foutz              1890     5     126
Bob Gilks               1890     4     128
John Grim               1890     1      53
Gil Hatfield            1890     3      73
King Kelly              1890     1      96
Harry Lyons             1890     1     135
Deacon McGuire          1890     1      89
Billy Nash              1890     1     132
Fred Osborne            1890     8      35
Paul Radford            1890     1     127
Joe Sommer              1890     1      47
Billy Sunday            1890     1     117
Ed Swartwood            1890     1     126
George Tebeau           1890     1      94
Curt Welch              1890     1     122
Deacon White            1890     1     122
George Davis            1891     3     138
Dave Foutz              1891     6     125
Gil Hatfield            1891     4     135
King Kelly              1891     3     114
Bobby Lowe              1891     1     127
Al Maul                 1891     8      40
Tommy McCarthy          1891     1     140
Paul Radford            1891     1     135
Jimmy Ryan              1891     2     119
Ed Seward               1891     3       4
John Shearon            1891     6      25
Tommy Tucker            1891     1     140
Larry Twitchell         1891     6      56
George Van Haltren      1891     6     142
Farmer Vaughn           1891     1      79
Bug Holliday            1892     1     152
King Kelly              1892     1      78
Fred Pfeffer            1892     1     126
Jack Sharrott           1892     1       3
George Van Haltren      1892     4     149
Jimmy Bannon            1893     1      26
Dave Foutz              1893     6     131
Paul Radford            1893     1     124
Jimmy Ryan              1893     1      83
Jake Virtue             1893     1      96
Jimmy Bannon            1894     1     128
Bones Ely               1894     1     127
Dave Foutz              1894     1      73
Charlie Frank           1894     2      80
Tommy McCarthy          1894     1     130
Heinie Peitz            1894     1     100
Fred Pfeffer            1894     1     106
Mike Smith              1894     1     126
Tuck Turner             1894     1      80
Larry Twitchell         1894     1      51
Jake Virtue             1894     1      26
Jimmy Bannon            1895     1     123
Joe Corbett             1895     3       4
Tom Gettinger           1895     2      63
Ducky Holmes            1895     2      41
Tom McCreery            1895     8      24
George Van Haltren      1895     1     131
Charlie Abbey           1896     1      78
Bill Hallman            1896     1     120
Bug Holliday            1896     1      22
Ducky Holmes            1896     2      35
Malachi Kittridge       1896     1      64
Sport McAllister        1896     1       6
Tom McCreery            1896     1     112
Tom Parrott             1896     7     114
Patsy Tebeau            1896     1     135
George Van Haltren      1896     2     133
Charlie Gettig          1897     3      19
Sport McAllister        1897     4      38
Heinie Peitz            1897     2      71
Charlie Hickman         1898     6      13
Mike Smith              1898     1     123
Jack Stivetts           1898     2      30
Suter Sullivan          1898     1      40
Mike Donlin             1899     3      67
Buck Freeman            1899     2     155
Harry Lochhead          1899     1     147
Sport McAllister        1899     3     113
Heinie Peitz            1899     1      92
Chick Stahl             1899     1     148
Jack Stivetts           1899     7       9
Tom McCreery            1900     1      35
Roy Thomas              1900     1     139
George Van Haltren      1900     1     141
Honus Wagner            1900     1     137
Bill Bradley            1901     1     133
Roger Bresnahan         1901     2      83
Tom Donovan             1901     1      18
Jim Jones               1901     1      20
Jimmy McAleer           1901     1       3
Heinie Smith            1901     2       7
George Van Haltren      1901     1     135
Jake Beckley            1902     1     129
Pat Carney              1902     2     137
Mike Donlin             1902     1      33
Jack Dunn               1902     3      99
Charlie Hickman         1902     1     128
Cy Seymour              1902     1     134
Honus Wagner            1902     1     138
Jimmy Callahan          1903     3     110
Jim Hackett             1903     7      89
Danny Hoffman           1903     1      62
George Merritt          1903     1       7
Joe Stanley             1903     1      78
Henry Thielman          1903     4       5
Joe Yeager              1903     1     108
Frank Bowerman          1904     1      90
Lou Bruce               1904     2      27
Pat Carney              1904     4      72
Jack Dunleavy           1904     7      44
Jack Dunn               1904     1      54
Pat Hynes               1904     5      63
Johnny Lush             1904     7      95
Art Hoelskoetter        1905     1      23
Del Howard              1905     1     118
Johnny Lush             1905     2       3
Ike Van Zandt           1905     1      76
Jack Cameron            1906     2      16
Joe Stanley             1906     1      63
Eddie Tiemeyer          1906     1       3
Charlie Hickman         1907     1      54
Art Hoelskoetter        1907     2     118
Bris Lord               1907     1      53
Harry Wolter            1907     4      13

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