February 17, 1861|
Rochester, New York
|Died: March 2, 1905
New York, New York
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 26, 1880 for the Buffalo Bisons|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 5, 1888 for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||3.60|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Rochester, New York, Stump appeared in 279 games as a right-handed pitcher but also appeared in 122 games as an outfielder. He began his Major League career in 1881 with the Buffalo Bisons, where he went 0–9 in 13 starts. Over the five seasons that followed (1881–1885), Wiedman played for the Detroit Wolverines. He led the National League in ERA in 1881 while playing for Detroit. For his career, he compiled a 101–156 record in 279 appearances, with a 3.60 ERA and 910 strikeouts.
Wiedman had another strong year in 1882, winning 25 games, pitching 411 innings and 43 complete games with a WHIP rating of 1.046 (4th best in the National League).
While he won 25 games in 1882, Wiedman also ranked among the league leaders with 20 losses. Wiedman lost at least 20 games for five consecutive seasons from 1882 to 1886, ranking among the league leaders in losses for each of those seasons.
In 1887, Wiedman returned to the Wolverines, where he went 13–7 helping them to the 1887 National League pennant. However, he was purchased mid-year by the New York Metropolitans and finished his major league career in 1888 with the New York Giants.
- Single-Season Leaders & Records for Losses - Baseball-Reference.com at www.baseball-reference.com
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- Baseball Almanac