Art Quirk

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Art Quirk
Born: (1938-04-11)April 11, 1938
Providence, Rhode Island
Died: November 22, 2014(2014-11-22) (aged 76)
Stonington, Connecticut
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 17, 1962, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
May 22, 1963, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3–2
Earned run average 5.21
Strikeouts 30

Arthur Lincoln Quirk Jr. (April 11, 1938 – November 22, 2014) was a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played two seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Senators.

Quirk attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1959, where he led the Dartmouth Big Green baseball team pitching stats in the 1958 and 1959 seasons.[1]

In 1958, Quirk made a memorable debut at the Cape Cod League. He struck out 17 and batted 3-for-5 as he led Orleans to a victory over Dennis. Two weeks later, he threw a three-hitter and struck out 15. His season record was 9 wins, 0 losses with a 1.12 ERA and a league-leading .475 batting average. Quirk was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame on November 14, 2009.[2]

In 1962, he was featured in a Sports Illustrated article while pitching for the Baltimore Orioles.[3]

Later in life, Art provided leadership in a Technology Security firm, Viasec. The company, based in Donegal, Ireland, provided email security solutions. As the Voice President of Marketing, Art often used anecdotes from his baseball career to illustrate his story, and to lead and motivate.

Art dedicated his life to making a difference for people with special needs. He served on numerous boards for organizations serving Connecticut's special needs community. In addition, as a parishioner of St. Patrick Church, he chaired the cemetery committee.


  1. ^ "Dartmouth Annual Pitching Leaders". Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cape League Hall welcomes 10 more". Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Springtime Trials of a Rookie". Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 

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