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269. Mike Tiernan
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 21, 1867 in Trenton, NJ USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 30, 1887
  • Final Game: July 31, 1899
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11821262936722121704856 0.311
 

"Silent" Mike Tiernan played his entire baseball career at the highest level with the New York Giants (1887-99), where the Rightfielder (pardon the pun) quietly was once of the better hitters of the 1890s.

Tiernan had 10 Home Runs as a rookie (which was great for this era), and he would help the Giants win the 1888 and 1889 versions of the World Series.  Tiernan batted .335 in 1189, and he had six more .300 seasons.  His best seasons were in 1890 and 1891, where his 13 and 16 Home Runs would respectively lead the National League, and he had five .490 plus Slugging years, including a league-leading .495 in 1890.

He retired with 106 Home Runs, which again we have to state was a very good number for a player who never had a Major League At Bat after 1899!  Tiernan also had 1,838 career Hits and a lifetime Batting Average of .311.  Despite all of those accomplishments, Tiernan was never on a Hall of Fame ballot.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: New York Giants
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (2) (New York Giants 1888 & 1889) 
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (NL) (1890)
    Highest OPS (2) (NL) (1890 & 1891)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1889) 
    Most Total Bases (1) (NL) (1890)
    Most Home Runs (2) (NL) (1890 & 1891)
    Most Walks (1) (NL) (1889)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1) (NL) (1890)

  • Other Points of Note:

    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Singles)
    4 Top Ten FInishes (Extra Base Hits)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    37.   Triples: 162
    61.   Stolen Bases: 428
    99.   OPS+: 138

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A.
  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Giant

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