November 11, 1869|
Essex, Vermont, U.S.
|Died: June 11, 1962
Essex Junction, Vermont
|June 14, 1892 for the Washington Senators|
Last MLB appearance
|September 23, 1896 for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms|
|Earned run average||4.52|
Abbey first began playing baseball as a freshman in college when he recruited fellow students to form the Vermont Catamounts (UVM) team. At UVM, he made the baseball and training program progress fast with his presence as player, coach and captain. He graduated in 1891 from UVM and the year after, Abbey's team at the University won almost every game they played including games against professional teams.
Major League career
After his graduation, Abbey was drafted by the Washington Senators where he pitched 14 games before being sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was then sent down to the farm team in Macon, Georgia. In 1893, the Chicago Colts bought his services and he remained there until 1895 when he moved to the Brooklyn Grooms
He was posthumously inducted into UVM's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969.
- "Baseball's okay in college, but no place for a man with brain!"
- "Catamount Accomplishments : Athletics : University of Vermont." University of Vermont. April 13, 2006.[dead link]
- Thomas, John D. (2005) University of Vermont, VT. Arcadia Publishing. p.45. ISBN 0-7385-3777-2.
- O'Connor, Pat."Bert Abbey Biography." SABR. Retrieved October 25, 2006.
- "Bert Abbey Baseball Stats." Baseball Almanac. April 13, 2006.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Bert Abbey at Find a Grave