Hugh Duffy (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

The Legacy of the Players’ League: 1890 Chicago Pirates

This article was written by Gordon J. Gattie

This article was published in The National Pastime: Baseball in Chicago (2015)

GORDON GATTIE is a human-systems integration engineer for the U.S. Navy in Virginia. His baseball research interests involve ballparks, baseball records, and statistical analysis. A SABR member since 1998, Gordon earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he used baseball to investigate judgment/decision-making performance in complex dynamic environments. Originally from Buffalo, Gordon learned early the hardships associated with rooting for the city’s sports teams. Ever the optimist, he now roots for the Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals. Lisa, his lovely bride who also enjoys baseball, continues to challenge him by rooting for the Yankees.