Cleveland Infants

The Cleveland Infants were a one-year baseball team in the Players' League, a short-lived Major League that existed only for the 1890 season. Owned by Al Johnson, the Infants finished 1890, their lone season, with 55 wins and 75 losses. Their home games were played at Brotherhood Park.[1]

Cleveland Infants
Years 1890
Based in Cleveland, Ohio
Major league affiliations

Navy, pink

Major league titles
  • Players' League pennants: 0

The teamEdit

The Infants featured star hitter Pete Browning. Browning had defected to the Players' League from the American Association's Louisville Colonels, who had finished the 1889 season with a 27–111 win–loss record.[2] Browning hit for a .373 batting average in 1890, leading the Players' League.[3] He also led the league in doubles. At one point during the season, he was running the bases and broke up a no-hitter by pitcher Ad Gumbert in the ninth inning of a game. With two outs, Browning was on first base after being hit by a pitch. The batter hit a ground ball and Browning let the ball hit his foot, rendering himself out but crediting the batter with a hit under the rules of that era.[4]


1890 Cleveland Infants
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Brotherhood Park". Project Ballpark. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Keenan, Jimmy (2013). "The First Worst to First". In Felber, Bill; Fimoff, Mark; Levin, Len; et al. (eds.). Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games that Shaped the 19th Century. Society for American Baseball Research. p. 231. ISBN 1933599421. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Spatz, Lyle (2012). Historical Dictionary of Baseball. Scarecrow Press. p. 82. ISBN 0810879549. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Faber, Charles (2014). Baseball Prodigies: Best Major League Seasons by Players Under 21. McFarland. p. 17. ISBN 0786473312.