Jack McCarthy (baseball)

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Jack McCarthy
Born: (1869-03-28)March 28, 1869
Hardwick, Massachusetts
Died: 1948?
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 3, 1893, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1907, for the Brooklyn Superbas
MLB statistics
Batting average .287
Home runs 7
Hits 1203

John Arthur McCarthy (March 26, 1869 in Hardwick, Massachusetts – 1948 (?)[1] in Chicago), was a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1893 to 1907. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, and Brooklyn Dodgers. His last home run was hit in 1899, and from 1900 to the present no one has had more at-bats without a home run: 2,736. On April 26, 1905, McCarthy is the first fielder to throw out three base runners at home plate, achieving the feat against the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]

He attended Holy Cross College before joining the major leagues. In 1899, he married Jessie Halpin. After his playing days, he remained in baseball for a time as a minor league manager, then took other jobs, being listed in 1930 as a clerk in a Chicago probate court.

(N.b.: The Jack McCarthy from San Francisco who was born in the same year and died in 1931 is a different man who was not the major leaguer.[3])


  1. ^ He is probably the John A. McCarthy who was buried in Chicago on October 21, 1948: Peter Morris, Jack McCarthy.
  2. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736. 
  3. ^ Morris, Jack McCarthy.

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