THE TOP 15 SEATTLE BASEBALL PLAYERS, 1877-1960:
To be considered for the list, a player must have accomplished success for a Seattle team over a period of years, have had one spectacular season there, or have done something noteworthy before or after their playing career in Seattle. Players after 1960 are not included because Seattle was a major league farm team after that season.
Dick "Kewpie" Barrett - Indians, Rainiers
A seven-time winner of 20 or more games, he averaged 188 strikeouts per year between 1935 and 1938.
Frank Brazill - Indians
Although 1925 was his only season in Seattle, it is still the best season hitting performance in the city's history, including a .395 average, 29 home runs, 67 doubles and 155 RBI.
Winfield "Kid" Camp - Seattles
After a spectacular rookie season in 1890, the teenager won 33 games in 1891 before going on to pitch for Pittsburgh and Chicago in the National League.
Ross "Brick" Eldred - Rainiers, Indians
He hit over .350 for three straight years (1922-24) and never hit lower than .319 in eight Seattle seasons.
Dick Gyselman - Indians, Rainiers
The minors' all-time leader for games played at third base. "The Thin Man" hit over .300 four times and his 53 doubles in 1938 was best in the league.
Arthur "Mike" Hunt - Indians, Rainiers
Seattle's premiere slugger, he led the Pacific Coast League (P.C.L.) in home runs and RBI, 1936-37 and pounded 124 HR in just four seasons.
Fred Hutchinson - Rainiers
Led the P.C.L. with 25 wins and earned the 1938 Most Valuable Player award in his only minor league season. After 10 years in the majors as a player, "Hutch" managed the Cincinnati Reds to the National League pennant in 1961.
Harry Jacobs - Reds
In the early 1880s, "Rex's" curveball was so feared that some teams refused to play against him.
Bill James - Giants
He won 15 straight games in 1912. After his contract was sold to the Boston Braves, he went 26-7 and won two games of the 1914 World Series.
Billy Lane - Rainiers, Indians
A four-time P.C.L. stolen base champ (twice with Seattle), Lane swiped 60 in 1922.
Harry Lumley - Siwashes
The P.C.L.'s first batting champion with a .387 average in 1903. Lumley went on to a successful career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
"Jungle" Jim Rivera - Rainiers
In 1951, he combined a 20 home runs, 40 doubles, 33 stolen bases and a .355 to win the batting title and Most Valuable Player award in his only P.C.L. season. Rivera played 10 years in the majors.
Alfred Saylor - Steelheads
"Greyhound" was a key part of the Birmingham Black Barons' back-to-back Negro American League pennants (1943 and 1944) and pitched in five Negro World Series games during those years. There is no existing record of his Seattle statisitics.
Hal Turpin, Indians, Rainiers
Turpin led the P.C.L. in wins (23) in 1939 and winning percentage (.769, .719) in 1942 and 1943.
Harry "Rube" Vickers - Siwashes
Won 39 games and struck out 408 batters in 526 innings during the 1906 season.