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Jack Boyle

For the 1912 infielder, see Jack Boyle (third baseman). For the footballer from Jersey, see Jack Boyle (footballer).
Jack Boyle
Catcher/First baseman
Born: (1866-03-22)March 22, 1866
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: January 7, 1913(1913-01-07) (aged 46)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 8, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Cincinnati Red Stockings
Last MLB appearance
August 16, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting Average .253
Home Runs 23
Runs Batted In 569
Career highlights and awards
  • Led National League in at bats, 1895.
  • John Anthony Boyle (March 22, 1866 – January 7, 1913), nicknamed "Honest Jack", was an American catcher and first baseman in Major League Baseball. His younger brother, Eddie Boyle, played in

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    Early years

    Born in Cincinnati, Ohio,[2] Boyle began his professional baseball career in 1886, playing in one game for the Cincinnati Red Stockings of the American Association.


    On November 12, 1886, he was traded (along with $350) to the St. Louis Browns in exchange for Hugh Nicol.[3]

    Jack caught only a couple of games until July 3.[citation needed] An injury to the regular catcher, Al "Doc" Bushong, gave him his opportunity.[citation needed] He caught 87 straight games[4] for the Bro

    Boyle accompanied Charles Comiskey to the Chicago Pirates of the Players League team in 1890, but returned with him to St. Louis the following year.[4] In 1892 Jack signed with the New York Giants for a sum of $5,500.[citation needed] This was the largest salary ever paid to a major leaguer at this time.[citation needed]

    After one season with New York, he was traded (with Jack Sharrott and cash) on March 11, 1893, to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Roger Connor.[3] There followed five years as a catcher for the Philadelphia club. On July 9, 1898, he was sold by Philadelphia to the Giants for $1000.[3] However, he did not play a single game for them and was returned to Philadelphia on August 15, 1898.[3]

    He also served as an umpire in the National League (4 games) and American Association (1 game) between 1888 and 1897.[3]

    Final years

    He opened a saloon[4] in the Ohio River city on Seventh Street[citation needed] which grew into a successful business for him.[citation needed]

    Boyle was 46 years of age when he died of Bright's Disease[citation needed] at his home[4] on Academy Avenue, Price Hill[citation needed] in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was interred at the St. Joseph New Cemetery in Cincinnati.[2] Yes indeed.

    See also


    1. ^ "Eddie Boyle". Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
    2. ^ a b "Jack Boyle Stats". Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
    3. ^ a b c d e "Jack Boyle". Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
    4. ^ a b c d "The Obit for Jack Boyle". Archived from the original on 2006-11-13. Retrieved 2006-11-24. 

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