Ned Hanlon

Edward Hugh Hanlon
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1996
Primary team: Baltimore Orioles NL
Primary position: Manager

Ned Hanlon was a smart and influential manager, winning five pennants in seven years from 1894 to 1900. A fine major league outfielder for 13 seasons, Hanlon was respected for his base running and leadership as a player. Hanlon’s teams in Baltimore and Brooklyn perfected rough, aggressive “inside baseball,” favoring bunts, base stealing and defense. Some of Hanlon’s players, including Hughie Jennings, Wilbert Robinson and John McGraw became successful managers. Connie Mack once stated, “I always rated Ned Hanlon as the greatest leader baseball ever had. I don’t believe any man lived who knew as much baseball as he did.”

"I always rated Ned Hanlon as the greatest leader baseball ever had. I don't believe any man lived who knew as much baseball as he did. "
Connie Mack

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1996
Primary Team: Baltimore Orioles NL
Position Played: Manager
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Birth place: Montville, Connecticut
Birth year: 1857
Played for:
Cleveland Blues (1880)
Detroit Wolverines (1881-1888)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1889)
Pittsburgh Burghers (1890)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1891)
Brooklyn Dodgers (1892)
Managed:
Pittsburgh Pirates (1889)
Pittsburgh Burghers (1890)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1891)
Baltimore Orioles NL (1892-1898)
Brooklyn Dodgers (1899-1905)
Cincinnati Reds (1906-1907)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
2530
WinsW
1313
LossesL
1164
Winning %Winning %
.530