Jimmy Macullar

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Jimmy Macullar
Jimmy Macullar.jpg
Shortstop/Center fielder
Born: (1855-01-16)January 16, 1855
Boston, Massachusetts
Died: April 8, 1924(1924-04-08) (aged 69)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 5, 1879 for the Syracuse Stars
Last MLB appearance
October 14, 1886 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Games played 449
Batting average .207
Runs scored 246
Teams

As Player

As Manager

James F. "Jimmy" Macullar (January 16, 1855 – April 8, 1924), also known as "Little Mac", was an American Major League Baseball player from Boston, Massachusetts. He played mostly at shortstop, but did play many games in the center field, for three different teams in two leagues. He holds the record for career games played at shortstop by a left-handed thrower, at 325, and is the only lefty to ever play more than 250 games at that position.[1] Nicknamed "Little Mac", due to his small stature (5'6", 155 lbs), he was briefly a player-manager for the Syracuse Stars in 1879. Finishing with a 5-21 record, he never managed again.[2]

In the winter of 1879–80, Macullar and Hick Carpenter became the first North Americans to play in the Cuban League. They were signed by the Colón club and were so dominant that other teams refused to play against them.[3]

He died in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 69, and interred at Baltimore Cemetery.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Batting Season Finder - Baseball-Reference PI at www.baseball-reference.com
  2. ^ Baseball Reference player page
  3. ^ Ashwill, Gary (December 18, 2007). "The First North Americans to Play in the Cuban League". Agate Type. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Baseball Almanac player page

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