Jim O'Neill (baseball)

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James Leo "Jim" O'Neill (February 23, 1893 – September 5, 1976) was a backup shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Washington Senators. He batted and threw right-handed.

A native of Minooka, Pennsylvania, where he played for the Minooka Blues in the Northeast Pennsylvania Temperance League, O'Neill played for a significant number of minor league clubs, beginning in 1914 and ending in 1930. He played with the Washington Senators in part of two seasons in 1920 and 1923, and posted a .287 batting average with one home run and 43 RBI in 109 games.[citation needed]

O'Neill was the youngest of four brothers who played in the major leagues. Steve, the most prominent of the four, was a catcher in the majors for 17 years and also managed the Indians, Tigers, Red Sox and Phillies. Jack caught with the Cardinals, Cubs and Beaneaters, and Mike was a pitcher and left fielder for the Cardinals and Reds.[citation needed]

O'Neill died in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, at the age of 83.

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