Dick Hurley

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Dick Hurley
Dick Hurley.jpg
Born: 1847
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 18, 1872, for the Washington Olympics
Last MLB appearance
April 23, 1872, for the Washington Olympics
MLB statistics
Games played 2
At bats 7
Hits 0
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Buckeye of Cincinnati (1868)
Cincinnati Red Stockings (1869)
Washington Olympics (1869–1870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Washington Olympics (1872)

William H. "Dick" Hurley (1847–Aft. 1916) was an American baseball player who was noted as being the substitute player for the first paid professional club, the Cincinnati Red Stockings.

Hurley was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. After attending Columbia University and playing on its baseball team, he played for the Buckeyes of Cincinnati, one of the leading amateur teams in the Midwest. Along with two of his teammates, Andy Leonard and Charlie Sweasy, he was recruited by Harry Wright as the utility man for the rival Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869–70, being paid $600 per season for his efforts. He then played two games the following year in the fledgling National Association for the Washington Olympics as an outfielder.

In 1916, Hurley managed the Great Falls Electrics in the Northwestern League.


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