John Reilly (baseball)

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John Reilly
Long John Reilly baseball card.jpg
First baseman
Born: (1858-10-05)October 5, 1858
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: May 31, 1937(1937-05-31) (aged 78)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 18, 1880 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1891 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average .289
Hits 1,352
Runs 898
Teams
Career highlights and awards

John Good Reilly [Long John] (October 5, 1858 – May 31, 1937) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who hit 69 home runs and batted .289 during his ten-year career. In 1888, he hit 13 home runs with 103 RBI and a .321 batting average.

Biography[edit]

Reilly was among the top ten of the all-time home run list from 1888 to 1892, but was never higher than seventh.

His career highs in a season were 135 games played, 553 at bats, 112 runs, 170 hits, 35 doubles, 26 triples, 13 HR, 103 RBI, 82 stolen bases, 34 walks, a .339 average, a .366 on-base percentage, a .551 slugging percentage, and 264 total bases.

He was also the first of three players to hit for the cycle on three occasions during his career (twice in the American Association, once in the National League). He accomplished the feat twice in 1883 (the first on September 12 and the second exactly one week later on September 19, tied for the fastest that any player with multiple cycles accomplished the feat). His third cycle came on August 6, 1890.

He was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame on June 23, 2012.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reds Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2012 | reds.com: News". Cincinnati.reds.mlb.com. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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Preceded by
Harry Stovey
American Association Home Run Champion
1884
Succeeded by
Harry Stovey
Preceded by
Tip O'Neill
American Association Home Run Champion
1888
Succeeded by
Bug Holliday, Harry Stovey