31 August 2014

john anderson double dipped and did it quickly

honest john anderson played for the brooklyn bridegrooms from 1984 through 1899, including two stints with the club during the 1898 campaign.

[this is the eighty-first installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, broadway aleck smithgeorge smith, johnny cooney, jim faireyfrenchy bordagaraydoc casey, waite hoytluis olmoclyde sukeforthwillie keeler,  harry howellgermany smithjohnny allenmarv rackleybobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworthzack taylorjohn croninart herringbrian falkenborg, and bill reidy.]

here's his 1990 target dodger 100th anniversary card
anderson had played in 345 games for the bridegrooms through the 1897 season, accruing 436 hits and a .310 batting average.  after hitting .143 in six games for the club in 1898, anderson was sent to the washington senators.  he played for them into september of 1898, slugging .516 in 110 games.  even with that performance, he was returned to brooklyn for the last few weeks of the season.  in 19 games during his second stint with the club, he hit .275.  even with his subpar brooklyn stats, anderson was able to lead the league in slugging.

anderson was a bridegroom again in 1899, but then moved on to the milwaukee brewers.  the now-superbas brought him back from the minor league team after the 1900 season, but he returned to the brew crew before the 1901 season began, narrowly avoiding a triple-dipping.

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