Holly Hollingshead

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Holly Hollingshead
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Center fielder/Second baseman/Manager
Born: (1853-01-17)January 17, 1853
Washington, D.C.
Died: October 6, 1926(1926-10-06) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C.
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 20, 1872, for the Washington Nationals
Last MLB appearance
June 9, 1875, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
Batting average .268
Runs 45
Runs batted in 33
Teams
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Washington Nationals (1869–1870)
Washington Olympics (1870)
  League player
Washington Nationals (1872)
Washington Blue Legs (1873)
Washington Nationals (1875)
  League manager
Washington Nationals (1875)
Washington Nationals (1884)

John Samuel "Holly" Hollingshead (January 17, 1853 – October 6, 1926) was a Major League Baseball center fielder, second baseman, and manager in the 19th century.

Hollingshead played for the Washington Nationals of the National Association in 1872 and 1875, and also for the Washington Blue Legs in 1873. In 58 total games played he batted .268 with 33 runs batted in and 45 runs scored.

He was also a manager for the Nationals for part of the 1875 season, guiding them to a record of 4-16. Outfielder/pitcher Bill Parks took over the managerial duties for the last eight games and the team went 1-7. Hollingshead also managed the Washington Nationals of the American Association in 1884. Their record was 12-51.

Hollingshead died in his hometown of Washington, D.C. at the age of 73.

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