Edgar McNabb

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Edgar McNabb
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Born: (1865-10-24)October 24, 1865
Coshocton, Ohio
Died: February 28, 1894(1894-02-28) (aged 28)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 12, 1893, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1893, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record8–7
Innings pitched142
Earned run average4.12

Edgar J. McNabb (October 24, 1865 – February 28, 1894), nicknamed "Pete"[1] or "Texas,"[2] was an American right-handed pitcher for the 1893 Baltimore Orioles. After one season in Major League Baseball he committed suicide after shooting his girlfriend.


Born in Coshocton, Ohio, McNabb pitched in 21 games for the Baltimore Orioles between May 12 and August 11, 1893.[2] He pitched 12 complete games with a win–loss record of 8–7, and a 4.12 ERA.[2] Despite a good record with the eighth place Orioles, he was not re-signed and he joined a minor league team in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 1894 season.[3] He had previously played for a minor league in Denver, Colorado.[4]


McNabb's girlfriend of one year, Louise Kellogg (sometimes referred to as Laura Kellogg),[5] was noted to be a "shapely" blond actress who was married to R.E. Rockwell, a Seattle ice merchant, who was also President of the Pacific Coast League and the Northwest League.[3] McNabb and Kellogg were staying at the Eiffel Hotel in Pittsburgh, when, at approximately 8:00 p.m., witnesses heard gunshots, screaming, and scuffling coming from their room.[3] A friend of McNabb's broke down the door of the hotel room, finding Mrs. Kellogg lying in a pool of blood, having been shot through the neck twice, and McNabb dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the mouth. Kellogg was paralyzed from the waist down and died later from her injuries.[3]

The speculation surrounding this incident began with money. According to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, letters found in the room indicated that Kellogg was planning to end the relationship, having been sending him money over the winter, and that the couple were nearly broke. Police surmised that an argument developed, ending in McNabb shooting Kellogg and then turning the gun on himself.[6] McNabb is interred at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio.[7]

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  1. ^ Dennis Snelling, The Greatest Minor League: A History of the Pacific Coast League, 1903–1957 (McFarland, 2012; ISBN 0786465247), p. 12.
  2. ^ a b c "Edgar McNabb career statistics". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  3. ^ a b c d James, p. 1899
  4. ^ Podoll, p. 54
  5. ^ Connor, p. 362
  6. ^ Ganis, Mike (2003-10-23). "Murderers Row". ussportspages.com. Archived from the original on October 31, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  7. ^ "Edgar McNabb's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-11-13.


  • Connor, Floyd. (2006). Baseball's Most Wanted. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN 1-57866-157-9.
  • James, Bill. (2003). The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-2722-0.
  • Podoll, Brian A. (2003). The Minor League Milwaukee Brewers, 1859–1952. McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-1455-3.

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