John Castle (baseball)

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John Castle
Outfielder
Born: (1879-06-01)June 1, 1879
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
Died: April 13, 1929(1929-04-13) (aged 49)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
April 25, 1910, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 10, 1910, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Games played 3
At bats 4
Hits 1
Teams

John Francis Castle (June 1, 1879 – April 13, 1929) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played three games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1910.

After his appearance in Major League Baseball, he was a player-manager in the minor leagues for nine seasons beginning in 1911 with the Steubenville Stubs in Steubenville, Ohio.[1] In 1912 he moved to the Lancaster Lanks in Lancaster, Ohio. On June 18, 1912, the team moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey to represent Atlantic City in the Tri-State League.[2][3] Castle continued there in 1913, after which the team disbanded.[4] In 1914, he was player-manager in Allentown, Pennsylvania.[5] From 1915 to 1916 he was with the Quincy Gems in Quincy, Illinois.[6][7] In 1917 he moved to the Hannibal Mules in Hannibal, Missouri.[8] In 1919 he was with the Rockford Rox in Rockford, Illinois.[9] His minor league career ended in 1920 with the Wilson Bugs in Wilson, North Carolina.[10]

In 1928, he was head coach of the Saint Joseph's Hawks baseball team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball Reference, 1911 Steubenville Stubs.
  2. ^ Baseball Reference, Lancaster Lanks.
  3. ^ Baseball Reference, 1912 Lancaster/Atlantic City Lanks.
  4. ^ Baseball Reference, 1913 Atlantic City.
  5. ^ Baseball Reference, 1914 Allentown.
  6. ^ Baseball Reference, 1916 Quincy Gems.
  7. ^ Baseball Reference, 1915 Quincy Gems.
  8. ^ Baseball Reference, 1917 Hannibal Mules.
  9. ^ Baseball Reference, 1919 Rockford Rox.
  10. ^ Baseball Reference, 1920 Wilson Bugs.

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