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Jack Coffey

Born: Jan 28, 1887

Death: Feb 14, 1966

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Jack Coffey

Date of Birth : Jan 28, 1887
Date of Death : Feb 14, 1966
Birth Place : New York City

John Francis "Jack" Coffey born in New York, New York was an infielder for the Boston Doves, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. Coffey graduated from Fordham University in 1910. While still in college, he was signed by the Doves and played 73 games; it was very common in those days for college players to play in the major leagues as well. He then spent most of the next 16 years in the minors, seeing his only other major-league action in 1918. He started that season playing 22 games with the Tigers before being sold to the Red Sox in mid-August. He was listed as a possible replacement for the injured Dave Shean, but never got a chance to play in the World Series. Coffey is the only player to play with both Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth in the same season. In two seasons, he played in 110 games and had 368 at bats with 33 runs, 69 hits, 5 doubles, 6 triples, 1 home run, 26 RBI, 6 stolen bases, 22 walks, a .188 batting average, .241 on-base percentage and a .242 slugging percentage. While still actively playing, he became the part-time coach at his alma mater, holding that post until 1918.


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