Joe Farrell (baseball)

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Joe Farrell
Joe Farrell baseball.jpg
Third Baseman
Born: 1857
Brooklyn, New York
Died: April 17, 1893(1893-04-17) (aged 35–36)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 1, 1882 for the Detroit Wolverines
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 1886 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
At bats 1489
RBI 132
Batting average .232

Joseph F. Farrell (1857 – April 17, 1893) was an American professional baseball player whose career spanned from 1880 to 1888.

Farrell was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1857. He played four seasons in Major League Baseball, principally as a third baseman, for the Detroit Wolverines of the National League from 1882 to 1884 and for the Baltimore Orioles of the American Association in 1886. In 1883, he led the National League in games played at third base (101) and ranked second among the league's third basemen with 248 assists and third with 13 double plays and a range factor of 3.55.[1]

Across all four of his major league seasons, Farrell appeared in 353 games, 280 as a third baseman and 63 as a second baseman, nine as a shortstop and two as an outfielder. He compiled a .232 career batting average, scored 187 runs, and totaled 63 extra base hits, including 15 triples and five home runs.[1] Farrell also played four seasons of minor league baseball.[2]

After a long illness,[3] Farrell died in Brooklyn in April 1893 at age 36.[1] On April 26, 1893, a baseball game was played at Brooklyn's Eastern Park between the Brooklyn Superbas and an old-timers team to raise money for Farrell's mother. Over 2,000 tickets were sold.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Joe Farrell Statistics and History". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Joe Farrell Minor League Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Another Veteran Gone" (PDF). Sporting Life. April 22, 1893. p. 1. ("Joe Farrell, the well-known third baseman, died in this city on Tuesday. Farrell played in the Albany, Washington and Detroit clubs. He had been ill for a long time, and the Brooklyns were to have played a game for his benefit next Tuesday.")
  4. ^ "Baseball for Charity: Brooklyn Team Tackles Old-Timers at Eastern Park". The Evening World. April 26, 1893. p. 1.