Jack Thoney

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Jack Thoney
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Outfielder / Infielder
Born: (1879-12-08)December 8, 1879
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Died: October 24, 1948(1948-10-24) (aged 68)
Covington, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1902, for the Cleveland Bronchos
Last MLB appearance
August 12, 1911, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .237
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 73

John Thoney or John Thoeny [Bullet Jack] (December 8, 1879 – October 24, 1948) was a reserve outfielder / infielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1902 through 1911 for the Cleveland Bronchos (1902–1903), Baltimore Orioles (1902), Washington Senators (1904), New York Highlanders (1904), and Boston Red Sox (1908–1911). Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 175 lb., Thoney batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.[1]

In a six-season career, Thoney was a .237 hitter (216-for-912) with three home runs and 73 RBI in 264 games, including 112 runs, 23 doubles, 12 triples and 42 stolen bases. He made 225 appearances at left field (97), center field (52), third base (31), right field (15), second base (19), and shortstop (11).

Thoney was born to a family of German descent.[2] He died at the age of 68 in Covington, Kentucky.


  1. ^ [1] "Thoney had been born as John Thoeny, to Elias and Regina Thoeny of Highland, Campbell County, Kentucky, on December 8, 1879."
  2. ^ [2] "Elias Thoeny was a painter, a German immigrant as was his wife. National boundaries have, of course, changed over time. The Thoenys appear to have come from the southern part of current Germany..."

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