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Encyclopedia > Steve O'Neill

Stephen Francis O'Neill (July 6, 1891January 26, 1962) was an American catcher, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005). ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... Professional sports scouts are trained talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scouts organization. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...


A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, O'Neill was one of four brothers who escaped a life in the coal mines by playing in the major leagues. The others were Jack, a catcher in the National League (1902-06); Mike, a righthanded pitcher in the NL (1901-04, 1907); and Jim, an infielder with the American League Washington Senators (1920, 1923). Two of Steve O'Neill’s daughters married baseball players, one of whom was Skeeter Webb, who worked for O'Neill when he managed the Detroit Tigers during the 1940s. The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... John Joseph (Jack) ONeill (January 10, 1873 - June 29, 1935) was catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Michael Joyce (Mike) ONeill (September 7, 1877 - August 12, 1959) was a starting pitcher and left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... James Leo (Jim) ONeill (February 23, 1893 - September 5, 1976) was a backup shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Washington Senators. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... James L. Skeeter Webb (November 4, 1909-July 8, 1986) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett...


Steve had by far the most successful baseball career of the O'Neill brothers. He was a catcher for 17 years in the AL, with the Cleveland Indians (1911-23), Boston Red Sox (1924), New York Yankees (1925), and St. Louis Browns (1927-28). His playing career curtailed by an injury sustained in a car accident, O'Neill compiled a batting average of .263 in 1,586 games, and, in his only World Series appearance in 1920, hit .333 in seven games as the backstop for the world champion Indians. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Redskins, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 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... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... In the 1920 World Series, the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games, five games to two. ...


O'Neill managed the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League from 1929 to 1931. As a major league manager with four teams—the Indians (1935-37), Tigers (1943-48), Red Sox (1950-51) and Philadelphia Phillies (1952-54)—O'Neill never had a losing record. His Tigers won the 1945 World Series (when they defeated the Chicago Cubs in the Cubs’ last Fall Classic appearance) and O’Neill was known for turning around under-performing teams, often in mid-season. His career winning percentage over 14 seasons was a stalwart .559. He also served as a coach for Cleveland, Detroit and Boston. O'Neill was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame. The Toronto Maple Leafs were a high-level minor league baseball club located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that played from 1896 to 1967. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


O'Neill died at age 70 in Cleveland, Ohio, after suffering a heart attack. Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ...


See also

  • 1945 Detroit Tigers season
  • Steve O'Neill - Singer ... 1988 - When the Mountain Falls on MTV ... www.steveoneill.com

Location Navin Field (Since 1912) Detroit, Michigan (Since 1901) 1945 Information Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr. ...

Sources

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career playing statistics and managing record
  • Baseball Library
  • Baseball Almanac
  • The Deadball Era
Preceded by
Walter Johnson
Cleveland Indians Manager
1935-1937
Succeeded by
Ossie Vitt
Preceded by
Del Baker
Detroit Tigers Manager
1943-1948
Succeeded by
Red Rolfe
Preceded by
Joe McCarthy
Boston Red Sox Manager
1950-1951
Succeeded by
Lou Boudreau
Preceded by
Eddie Sawyer
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
1952-1954
Succeeded by
Terry Moore

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A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, O'Neill was one of four brothers who escaped a life in the coal mines by playing in the major leagues.
To top it off, two of Steve O'Neill's daughters married baseball players, one of whom was Skeeter Webb, who worked for O'Neill when he managed the Detroit Tigers during the 1940s.
O'Neill died at age 70 in Cleveland, Ohio, after suffering a heart attack.
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