Lewis (first name unknown) was briefly a professional baseball player;
he played one game for the Buffalo Bisons of the Major League Baseball
(MLB) Players' League (PL) on July 12, 1890. Having approached the team
for a tryout, Lewis was the starting pitcher for the visiting Bisons
against the Brooklyn Ward's Wonders. During the three innings he
pitched, Lewis allowed 20 runs, all earned, before being moved to left
field, where he played the remainder of the game. The Bisons lost
28–16, with Lewis the losing pitcher; the total of 44 runs set an MLB
record that stood until 1922. In the third inning Lewis gave up two home
runs to Lou Bierbauer, only the second time a major league batter had
hit two home runs in a single inning. The press described Lewis as a
"failure", "unfortunate", and a "much disgusted ball tosser"
clipping pictured). Lewis's earned run average (ERA) of 60.00 and walks
plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) rate of 6.667 were the worst of any
pitcher in the one-season history of the PL.
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