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Encyclopedia > John McGraw (baseball)
John McGraw

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Personal Info
Birth April 7, 1873, Truxton, New York
Death: February 25, 1934, New Rochelle, New York
Professional Career
Debut August 26, 1891, Baltimore Orioles vs. Columbus Solons, Union Park
Team(s) As Player

As Manager April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Truxton is a town located in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,225. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County in the U.S. state of New York, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with The Bronx. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983, 1970, 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983, 1979, 1971, 1970 1969, 1966, 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997, 1983, 1979, 1974 1973... Union Park is a former Baseball ground located in Baltimore, MD. The ground was home to the Baltimore Orioles in two versions, the American Association for one year in 1891 and the National League version from 1892 to 1899. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1892 throughout the world. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world. ...

HOF induction: 1937
Career Highlights
  • Led league in runs scored: 1898 (143) & 1899 (140)
  • Won 10 National League pennants
  • Won 3 World Series championships
  • Lifetime record as a manager: 2763-1948

John Joseph McGraw (April 7, 1873February 25, 1934), nicknamed "Little Napoleon" and "Muggsy", was a Major League Baseball player and manager. His total of 2840 victories as a manager ranks overall second behind only that of Connie Mack; he still holds the National League record with 2669 wins in that circuit. The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1932 throughout the world. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1936 and next election: 1938 The 1937 process of selecting inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame was markedly different from the initial elections the previous year. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Connie Mack baseball card, 1910 Cornelius Alexander Mack (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ...


Born in Truxton, New York, McGraw made his major league debut in 1891 in the American Association with the Baltimore Orioles. After the Orioles moved to the National League a year later, he remained with the team until 1899. In this time, McGraw established himself as an astute batsman with a keen eye, and an excellent third baseman. He walked over 100 times three times, scored over 100 runs five times, batted .320 or higher in every year from 1893 on, and also posted an on base percentage of .400 or higher in every year from 1893 on, including a career high mark of .547 in 1899. McGraw also took on managerial duties for the 1899 Oriole team and posted an 86–62 record. Truxton is a town located in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,225. ... See also: 1890 in sports, 1892 in sports and the list of years in sports. Basketball James Naismith invents basketball Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey Tennis First French Open held Births Casey Stengel, U.S. baseball manager Deaths Categories: 1891 ... The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ... See also: 1898 in sports, other events of 1899, 1900 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Brooklyn Superbas Finish 1st in National League with many of the original Baltimore Orioles stars including Ned Hanlon, Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings and Joe Kelley. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... See also: 1892 in sports, other events of 1893, 1894 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Basketball April 8 - First college basketball game took place in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania when Geneva College defeated the New Brighton YMCA Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...

John McGraw on a 1909–1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card.
John McGraw on a 1909–1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card.


McGraw's playing time diminished over the following years as he played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1900), the American League Baltimore Orioles (19011902), and the New York Giants (1902–1906). He effectively retired after the 1902 season, not posting more than 12 at bats in any season thereafter. He retired having accumulated 1024 runs, 13 home runs, 462 RBI, a .334 batting average, and a .466 on base percentage. His .466 career on base percentage remains third all-time behind only baseball legends Ted Williams (.482) and Babe Ruth (.474). Download high resolution version (362x640, 54 KB)John McGraw 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company Baseball Card Image from: [1] This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (362x640, 54 KB)John McGraw 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company Baseball Card Image from: [1] This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The American Tobacco Company was founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke as a merger between a number of tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter. ... Topps Baseball cards from the 50s, 60s and 70s A baseball card is a small card printed on heavy paper stock, featuring one or more baseball players. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... See also: 1899 in sports, other events of 1900, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Ice Hockey Montreal Shamrocks defeat Halifax to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... See also: 1900 in sports, other events of 1901, 1902 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Essendon wins the 5th VFL Premiership (Essendon 6. ... See also: 1901 in sports, other events of 1902, 1903 in sports and the list of years in sports. // American Football January 1 - The first Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California December 28 - The first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... See also: 1905 in sports, other events of 1906, 1907 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Chicago White Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs, four games to two, in the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 10th VFL Premiership (Carlton 15. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the... George Herman Ruth, Jr. ...


Despite these successes as a player, McGraw is most remembered for his tremendous accomplishments as a manager. Over 33 years as a manager with the Baltimore Orioles of both leagues (1899, 1901–1902) and New York Giants (1902–1932), McGraw compiled 2763 wins and 1948 losses for a .586 winning percentage. His teams won 10 National League pennants, 3 World Series championships and had 11 second place finishes while posting only two losing records. In 1918 he broke Fred Clarke's major league record of 1670 career victories. McGraw led the Giants to first place each year from 1921-1924, becoming the only National League manager to win four consecutive pennants. See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... See also: 1917 in sports, 1919 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - South Melbourne wins the 22nd VFL Premiership (South Melbourne 9. ... Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the West Side Grounds in 1903. ...

Baseball Hall of Fame
John McGraw (baseball)
is a member of
the Baseball
Hall of Fame

His jersey, denoted as "NY", was also retired by the Giants; it is posted on the facade of the upper deck in the left field corner of AT&T Park. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... AT&T Park (formerly SBC Park and Pacific Bell Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ...


McGraw died of an internal hemorrhage in New Rochelle, New York at age 60. Connie Mack would surpass McGraw's major league victory total just months later. New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County in the U.S. state of New York, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with The Bronx. ...


McGraw was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937; his entry at the HoF website states that McGraw is considered the greatest assessor of baseball talent. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1936 and next election: 1938 The 1937 process of selecting inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame was markedly different from the initial elections the previous year. ...


John McGraw is interred in New Cathedral Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Preceded by:
First Manager
Baltimore Orioles Manager
1901-1902
Succeeded by:
Wilbert Robinson
Preceded by:
Heinie Smith
New York Giants Manager
1902–1924
Succeeded by:
Hughie Jennings
Preceded by:
Hughie Jennings
New York Giants Manager
1924–1925
Succeeded by:
Hughie Jennings
Preceded by:
Hughie Jennings
New York Giants Manager
1925–1927
Succeeded by:
Rogers Hornsby
Preceded by:
Rogers Hornsby
New York Giants Manager
1928–1932
Succeeded by:
Bill Terry

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