Harry Deane

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Harry Deane
Harry Deane.jpg
Center fielder/Manager
Born: (1846-05-06)May 6, 1846
Trenton, New Jersey
Died: May 31, 1925(1925-05-31) (aged 79)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
July 12, 1871, for the Fort Wayne Kekiongas
Last MLB appearance
October 14, 1874, for the Baltimore Canaries
MLB statistics
Batting average .240
runs scored 32
RBIs 15
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Cincinnati Red Stockings (1870)
  League Player
Fort Wayne Kekiongas (1871)
Baltimore Canaries (1874)
  League Manager
Fort Wayne Kekiongas (1871)

John Henry "Harry" Deane (May 6, 1846 – May 31, 1925) was an American professional baseball player born in Trenton, New Jersey. He mostly played center field in his two season career in the National Association. He played in six games while managing five for the 1871 Fort Wayne Kekiongas, and 46 games for the 1874 Baltimore Canaries.[1]


In 1870, Deane was substitute player for the famous Cincinnati Red Stockings.[2] When the team's biggest star George Wright injured his knee and missed 16 games, Deane played Andy Leonard's outfield position while the latter replaced Wright at shortstop.[3]

The Fort Wayne team joined the new National Association in 1871, an organization made of all-professional teams from around the country. He played in six games, batting .182, playing all of his games in Left Field.[1] After just 14 games into the season, and 5–9 record, Bill Lennon was relieved of his on field command,[4] and Harry replaced him, finishing the final games the team played with a 2–3 record.[1]

Harry joined the Baltimore Canaries in 1874, playing the majority of his time in Center Field. He finished the season with a .246 batting average in 47 games played.[1]


Harry died at the age of 79 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Harry Deane's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  2. ^ "1867–1870 Cincinnati Club; aka "Red Stockings" Tour". By Eric Miklich. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  3. ^ "When Johnny Came Sliding Home: The Post-Civil War Baseball Boom, 1865–1870, pg. 235". By William J. Ryczek. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Bill Lennon's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 

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