John Bates (baseball)

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John Bates
Born: (1868-05-28)May 28, 1868
Died: March 24, 1919(1919-03-24) (aged 50)
Oakland, California
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
August 25, 1889, for the Kansas City Cowboys
Last MLB appearance
August 25, 1889, for the Kansas City Cowboys
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 13.50
Strikeouts 3

John William Bates (May 28, 1868 – March 24, 1919) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played in one game, on August 25, 1889, for the Kansas City Cowboys of the American Association. He started the game and pitched an eight inning complete game, allowing 12 earned runs and recording the loss. After his brief time with the Cowboys, he played for another two years with the Austin Senators in the Texas League.