Al Pratt (baseball)
|Pitcher / Outfielder|
|Born: November 19, 1847
|Died: November 21, 1937
|May 4, 1871, for the Cleveland Forest Citys|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 19, 1872, for the Cleveland Forest Citys|
|Earned run average||4.41|
Albert G. Pratt (November 19, 1847 – November 21, 1937), nicknamed "Uncle Al", was an American right-handed pitcher and outfielder in the National Association for the Cleveland Forest Citys, and was a manager in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pratt was a Civil War veteran and baseball player. Pratt was 5'7", 140 lbs., and compiled a 12-26 record in 43 professional games as a hurler. In successive years with Cleveland, 1871–1872, Pratt hit .262 and .277 in 45 games with a total of 52 hits.
He managed the Portsmouth, Ohio baseball team in 1868. Afterward he was a member of the Forest City Club of Cleveland in the Professional League of Baseball Players. This was the first professional league in America.
- "Al Pratt Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- Al Pratt Manager Page at baseball-reference.com, URL accessed August 20, 2009
- Al Pratt: Present at the Creation by Davi Pietrusza at davidpietrusza.com, URL accessed August 20, 2009