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Jack O'Neill

Born: Jan 10, 1871

Death: Jun 29, 1935

Birthplace: Maam Cross

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Jack O'Neill

Date of Birth : Jan 10, 1871
Date of Death : Jun 29, 1935
Birth Place : Maam Cross

John Joseph "Jack" O'Neill was catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Boston Beaneaters. He batted and threw right-handed. A native of Galway, Ireland, O'Neill was one of four major league brothers. Steve was a catcher and manager, Jim a shortstop, and Mike, who also was born in Ireland, was a pitcher and formed a brother battery with Jack for the St. Louis Cardinals. O'Neill shared catching duties for the Cardinals, Cubs and Beaneaters in a modest span of five years. He was a smart runner with some speed and usually was used in pinch-running situations. His most productive season came in 1903, when he posted career-highs in batting average, runs, hits, doubles, runs batted in, stolen bases and games played. In 303 games O'Neill was a .196 hitter with 20 stolen bases and 74 RBI. He also collected 185 hits with 24 doubles, five triples, and one home run in 945 at-bats. O'Neill died in Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the age of 64.

Profession


  • Baseball player
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