George McConnell (baseball)

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George McConnell
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Born: (1877-09-16)September 16, 1877
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Died: May 10, 1964(1964-05-10) (aged 86)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1909, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1916, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 41-51
Earned run average 2.60
Strikeouts 403

George Neely "Slats" McConnell (September 16, 1877 – May 10, 1964) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Highlanders/Yankees, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Whales.[1] His key pitch was the spitball.[2]

He was born and raised in Bedford, Tennessee,[3] the son of Neely S McConnell and Martha Jane Morton,[4] married Elizabeth Pokorney[5] (born 1895 in Illinois[6]) and lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[7] They had three children, 1 boy and 2 girls, although Elizabeth's age would imply that the first child (born abt 1909) may have been from an earlier marriage.[8] George McConnell is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga.[9] [10]


  1. ^ "George McConnell Statistics and History". Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ James, Bill and Neyer, Rob. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 299.
  3. ^ US Census 1880 District 3, Bedford, Tennessee
  4. ^ The History of One Branch of the Shoffner Family, CL Shoffner, McQuiddy Press 1905
  5. ^ In the 1920 census, Frank O Pokorney, George's brother in law, was living with them.
  6. ^ US Census 1930 Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
  7. ^ US Census 1920 Chattanooga Ward 9, Hamilton, Tennessee
  8. ^ US Census 1930 Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
  9. ^ []
  10. ^ The Genealogy of John Shofner of Bedford Tennessee, Susie Helme, 2011

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