Marty Callaghan

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Marty Callaghan
Outfielder
Born: (1900-06-09)June 9, 1900
Norwood, Massachusetts
Died: June 23, 1975(1975-06-23) (aged 75)
Norfolk, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 13, 1922, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1930, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Hits 205
Runs batted in 74
Teams

Martin Francis Callaghan (June 9, 1900 – June 23, 1975) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for four seasons. He played for the Chicago Cubs from 1922 to 1923 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1928 and 1930.

A 1916 graduate of Norwood High School, Callaghan was highly celebrated in his hometown of Norwood, Massachusetts. A "Marty Callaghan Day" was once held, which attracted many spectators and the Norwood Brass Band.[1]

In addition to his 4 major league seasons, Callaghan played 11 seasons in the minor leagues, playing until 1934.[2] Callaghan has the distinction of being one of few players in major league history that have batted three times in one inning, a feat that Callaghan accomplished on August 25, 1922. He had two singles and a strikeout during the fourth inning of a 26-23 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fanning, Patricia J. (2002). Norwood: A History. Arcadia Publishing. p. 134. ISBN 0738524042. 
  2. ^ "Marty Callaghan Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Baseball Digest, August 1996". Baseball Digest. August 1996. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Vass, George (May 2001). "Baseball Digest, May 2001". Baseball Digest. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 

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