Jack Farrell

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Jack Farrell
Second Baseman
Born: (1857-07-05)July 5, 1857
Newark, New Jersey
Died: February 9, 1914(1914-02-09) (aged 56)
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1879, for the Syracuse Stars
Last MLB appearance
June 11, 1889, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 23
Runs batted in 370

As Player

As Manager

John A. "Jack" Farrell (July 5, 1857 – February 9, 1914), also known as "Moose", was an American Major League Baseball player who played mainly second base in his 11 seasons. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Jack made his major league debut for the 1879 Syracuse Stars of the National League, where he played the majority of that season, until moving onto the Providence Grays, where he would play the next six seasons. His career numbers include 877 hits in 884 games played, 23 home runs, and a .243 batting average.[1] In 1881, he began the season as the player-manager for the Grays, compiling a 24 win, 27 loss record. On August 3, Jack quit as "captain" of the team,[2] he was succeeded by outfielder Tom York, and the team would finish the season with 23 wins against 10 losses, good for second place.[3]

Jack died in Cedar Grove, New Jersey at the age of 56, and was buried at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, New Jersey.[4]

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