John O'Rourke (baseball)
August 23, 1849|
|Died: June 23, 1911
|May 1, 1879, for the Boston Red Caps|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 10, 1883, for the New York Metropolitans|
|Runs batted in||98|
|Career highlights and awards|
John W. O'Rourke (August 23, 1849 – June 23, 1911) was a 19th-century baseball player. Between 1879 and 1883, he played in the National League with the Boston Red Caps (1879–1880) and in the American Association for the New York Metropolitans (1883). A center fielder, O'Rourke batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. O'Rourke was the older brother of Jim O'Rourke, another major league baseball player.
O'Rourke died in Boston, Massachusetts, at age 61.
- 1879 – Led National League in slugging percentage (.521) and RBI (62), and finished fourth in the batting race with a .341 BA behind Paul Hines (.357), his younger brother Jim O'Rourke (.348), and King Kelly (.348).
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