Stovey played from 1880 to 1893, which was not an era for offensive greatness. Beginning his career with three decent seasons with the Worcester Ruby Legs of the National League, he would join the first incarnation of the Philadelphia Athletics, an inaugural team of the American Association. With Philadelphia, Stovey had four seasons where he led the AA in Runs Socred, and the lowest total he ever had was 110. He won three Home Run Titles, two Triples Titles, and was a base-stealing machine. Four of his seasons saw Stovey bat over .300, and he also won two Slugging Titles.
He would finish his career with stops in Boston in the brief Player's League and three more teams in the NL (Boston, Baltimore, and Brooklyn). While hitting 100 Home Runs doesn't seem like much, he was the first to do so as a pro, and that means something.
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