George Brickley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
George Brickley
Date of birth (1894-07-19)July 19, 1894
Place of birth Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Date of death February 23, 1947(1947-02-23) (aged 52)
Place of death Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Career information
Position(s) Tailback
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Trinity (CT)
Career history
As player
1920 Cleveland Tigers
1921 New York Brickley Giants
Career stats
George Brickley
Outfielder
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 26, 1913, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1913, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .167
Hits 2
Runs batted in 0
Teams

George Vincent Brickley (July 19, 1894 – February 23, 1947) was professional athlete that competed in baseball and American football. In baseball he played as an outfielder in the majors for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1913. He later played football as a tailback for the Cleveland Tigers and the New York Brickley Giants of the American Professional Football Association, which was later renamed the National Football League.

Athletic career[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Brickley made his debut with the Athletics on September 26, 1913, at the age of eighteen, making him one of the ten youngest players in the league that year.[1] He appeared in a total of five games and played four in right field, making no errors in two chances. As a hitter, in thirteen plate appearances, Brickley collected two hits (a single and a triple), struck out four times, and was hit by a pitch once.[2]

Football[edit]

After professional baseball, Brickley went on to Trinity College in Connecticut, where he played football. His status as a former professional athlete did not sit well with opposing schools. Columbia University requested that Trinity keep Brickley out of a game between the two schools, a request that Trinity denied.[3] Columbia cancelled the game as a result.[4]

Brickley later appeared in a total of seven professional football games in 1920 and 1921.[5] Five of those games were for the Cleveland Tigers, and the other two were the only two league games ever played by the New York Brickley Giants (no relation to the current NFL team).

Later life[edit]

After his athletic career ended, Brickley served as athletic director and head football coach at Everett High School from 1922 to 1925.[6] He then served as head football coach at Woburn High School.[7]

Family[edit]

Brickley was the brother of Charles Brickley, an American football player and coach, for whom he played on the New York Giants in 1921.[8] His grandson is former National Hockey League player and current Boston Bruins television analyst Andy Brickley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1913 American League Expanded Learboards — Baseball-Reference.com". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  2. ^ "George Brickley Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  3. ^ "TRINITY TURNS DOWN COLUMBIA'S REQUEST". New York Times. 1915-11-09. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  4. ^ "COLUMBIA CANCELS GAME WITH TRINITY". The New York Times. 1915-11-11. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  5. ^ "George Brickley Statistics – Pro-Football-Reference.com". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  6. ^ City of Everett 1892-1970 (PDF). 
  7. ^ Woodlock, Albert (September 13, 1926). "George Brickley is New Woburn Head Coach". Boston Daily Globe. 
  8. ^ "1921 New York Brickley Giants Starters, Roster, & Players". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

External links[edit]