Patsy Gharrity

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Patsy Gharrity
Patsy Gharrity baseball card.jpg
Catcher/First baseman
Born: (1892-03-13)March 13, 1892
Parnell, Iowa
Died: October 10, 1966(1966-10-10) (aged 74)
Beloit, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 1916, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 31, 1930, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .262
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 249

Edward Patrick Gharrity (March 13, 1892 – October 10, 1966) was an American professional baseball player and coach.


The native of Parnell, Iowa, threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

Primarily a catcher in Major League Baseball, he also played first base and the outfield for the Washington Senators from 1916 through 1923, appearing in 671 games over an eight-year period. After being out of baseball from 1924–1928, he served as a coach for Washington manager Walter Johnson in 1929 and 1930, getting into five more games as an active player. Gharrity later coached under Johnson again from 1933–1935 when "The Big Train" was manager of the Cleveland Indians.

He died at age 74 in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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