Albert Joseph "Smiling Al" Maul (October 9, 1865—May 3, 1958) was an American professional baseball player. He was a pitcher over parts of 15 seasons (1884–1901) with the Philadelphia Keystones, Philadelphia Quakers/Phillies, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, Pittsburgh Burghers, Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Superbas and New York Giants. He led the National League in earned run average in 1895 while playing for Washington. For his career, he compiled an 84–80 record in 188 appearances, with a 4.43 ERA and 346 strikeouts. Maul was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died there at the age of 92. At the time of his death, Maul was the last surviving participant of the Union Association.
1888 baseball card of Maul
|Born: October 9, 1865|
|Died: May 3, 1958 (aged 92)|
|June 20, 1884, for the Philadelphia Keystones|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 9, 1901, for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||4.43|
|Career highlights and awards|
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The 1897 Washington Senators baseball team finished the season with a 61–71 record, tied for sixth place in the National League. The Senators (also known as the Nationals) finished in the first division in the only time in the franchise's nine-year run in the National League. After getting off to a dismal 31–55 start, Washington won 30 of its last 46 games. Their overall winning percentage (.462) would be the high-water mark for this franchise before it folded in contraction at the conclusion of the 1899 season.1899 Brooklyn Superbas season
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A maul may refer to any number of large hammers, including:
War hammer, a medieval weapon
Post maul, a type of sledgehammer
Spike maul, railroad hand tool
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