Saturday, April 19, 2008

Kid Carsey

Wilfred Carsey pitched for the Browns in 1897 and 1898 when the franchise was at its nadir. After being acquired from Philadelphia in a trade for Ed McFarland, Carsey went 3-8 for the Browns with an ERA of 6.00 and an ERA+ of 73. In 1898, Carsey went 2-12 with an ERA of 6.33 and an ERA+ of 60. He also got some time at second base and in the outfield for the Browns that year. Carsey was one of the players shuttled off to Cleveland by the Robisons in 1899-so Kid Carsey had the privilege of playing for the worst baseball team of all time.

Interestingly, the most similar pitcher to Carsey, according to Baseball Reference, is Jaime Navarro.

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