Jim McGarr

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Jim McGarr
Second baseman
Born: (1888-11-09)November 9, 1888
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: July 21, 1981(1981-07-21) (aged 92)
Miami, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 18, 1912, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 18, 1912, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Games played 1
At bats 4
Hits 0
Teams

James Vincent McGarr (November 9, 1888 – July 21, 1981), nicknamed "Reds" was a Major League Baseball replacement player on May 18, 1912 when the Detroit Tigers went on strike to protest the suspension of Ty Cobb. Born in Philadelphia, McGarr played second base for the Tigers during the one-game strike, going went hitless in four at-bats. In the field, he recorded one putout, three assists, and one error. McGarr and fellow replacement player Dan McGarvey were friends who had also been teammates at Georgetown College. Other replacement players that day included Allan Travers, Hap Ward, Billy Maharg, Bill Leinhauser, Vincent Maney, and Jack Smith.

McGarr was the last of the "strikebreakers" to die, in Miami, Florida at age 92 in 1981; ironically, when McGarr died, the major leagues were on strike.

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