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John Montgomery Ward John Montgomery Ward

Right-handed Pitcher; Providence Grays 1878-82; N.Y. Giants 1883-89 & 1893-94; Brooklyn 1890-92.

Monte Ward won 108 Major League games before his 21st. birthday! This great Hall of Famer pitched a perfect game in 1880 and pitched the longest complete game shutout in baseball history; a 18 inning 1-0 win over Detroit in 1882. John Monte Ward won 47 games in 1879. Monte Ward pitched so often that his arm gave out and he was traded to the New York Giants at the end of the 1882 season.

At the start of the 1883 season he gave up pitching and he was appointed player manager. Monte Ward appointed himself team shortstop. As a pitcher than a shortstop, Ward pounded out 2,151 hits and had a lifetime batting average of .275, and scored over 1400 runs.

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