Ned Garvin

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Ned Garvin
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Born: (1874-01-01)January 1, 1874
Navasota, Texas
Died: June 16, 1908(1908-06-16) (aged 34)
Fresno, California
Batted: Unknown Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 13, 1896 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1904 for the New York Highlanders
Career statistics
Win–loss record 57–97
Earned run average 2.72
Strikeouts 612

Virgil Lee Garvin (January 1, 1874 in Navasota, Texas – June 16, 1908 in Fresno, California) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in 181 games with six teams from 1896-1904.

Garvin was a heavy drinker who was frequently involved in violent brawls.[1] His 1904 release from the Brooklyn Dodgers followed his beating of the team’s traveling secretary. Despite being among the best pitchers in baseball, he was blacklisted in the National League as a result of his conduct. Subsequently, he was signed by the New York Yankees of the American League for the remainder of the 1904 season but was not invited back.[2] Garvin's last appearance as a pitcher was in 1906 for the Seattle Rainiers baseball team of the Pacific Coast League. Garvin died of tuberculosis in Fresno, California on June 16, 1908[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Snelling, Dennis (2012) “The Greatest Minor League: A History of the Pacific Coast League, 1903-1957.” Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Publishers, page 28.
  2. ^ Stout, Glenn (2002) “Yankees Century: 100 Years of New York Yankees Baseball.” New York: Houghton Mifflin, pages 28-29.
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Players Who Died in California / Played in 1900." Baseball Almanac, retrieved October 29, 2012 [1]

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