Patsy Tebeau

Tebeau, who managed the teams he played for in all but two of his major league seasons, was an impetuous and flamboyant team leader, high-spirited and friendly. He positioned himself all over the infield, and had his best years as a player from 1893 through 1895, batting better than .300 each season. In 1899, when Cy Young and other stars were shifted from Cleveland (NL) to St. Louis (NL), Tebeau, a St. Louis native, continued to manage them. In the midst of only his second losing season, his career ended in 1900 with his team in seventh place. His brother, George “White Wings” Tebeau, played in the American Association before joining Patsy in Cleveland in 1894-95.