World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jack O'Brien (outfielder)

Article Id: WHEBN0009528600
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jack O'Brien (outfielder)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1903 World Series, Jack O'Brien, Boston Americans players, List of Major League Baseball players (O), 1873 in baseball
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Jack O'Brien (outfielder)

Jack O'Brien
Outfielder
Born: (1873-02-05)February 5, 1873
Watervliet, New York

Died: June 10, 1933(1933-06-10) (aged 60#REDIRECT

  • This is a redirect from a page that has been moved (renamed). This page was kept as a redirect to avoid breaking links, both internal and external, that may have been made to the old page name. For more information follow the category link.{{Sidebar with collapsible lists
|name = Neo-fascism |title = Neo-fascism |pretitle = Linked to the Politics and elections series
and part of the Politics series on
|image = |listclass = plainlist |pretitlestyle = padding-bottom:0.3em; |titlestyle = padding-bottom:10; font-size:200%; font-weight:normal; |listtitlestyle = border-top:#989898 1px solid;padding-left:0.5em; |expanded =

|list1name = Core |list1title = Core ideas |list1 = {{flatlist

Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1899, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1903, for the Boston Americans
MLB statistics
Batting average .259
Home runs 9
RBI 133
Teams
Career highlights and awards

John Joseph O'Brien (February 5, 1873 – June 10, 1933) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball. Between 1899 and 1903, O'Brien played with the Washington Senators in the National League (1899), and for the Washington Senators (1901), Cleveland Blues (1901), and Boston Americans (1903) of the American League. A native of Watervliet, New York, he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

O'Brien spent part of two seasons with the Washington teams and Cleveland before moving to Boston. His most productive season came in 1899 as a rookie, he posted hit .282 and reached career-highs in home runs (6), RBI (51), runs (68), stolen bases (17) and games played (127). But he is best remembered as the first player to pinch-hit in a World Series game, when he struck out for Boston catcher Lou Criger in the 9th inning of Game One of the 1903 series against Pittsburgh. What O'Brien was unique in the true meaning of the word, and had the chance of remaining so forever despite his brief and undistinguished career. He was a .259 hitter in 326 games, including nine home runs with 133 RBI and 171 runs.

O'Brien died his homeland of Watervliet at the age of 60.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Library


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.