Barry McCormick

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William Joseph McCormick

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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After his playing career, Barry McCormick was an umpire in the Federal League (1914-1915), the American League (1917) and the National League (1919-1929). He was the home plate umpire for the famous game on May 1, 1920 in which Joe Oeschger of the Boston Braves and Leon Cadore of the Brooklyn Robins battled for 26 innings; McCormick called the game a 1-1 tie as dusk was falling at 6:50 pm. He worked in two World Series, in 1922 and 1925.

His major league playing career ran from 1895, when he made his debut with the Louisville Colonels, until 1904, when he played his last game with the Washington Senators. An infielder, he played a total of 989 games over 10 seasons, hitting .238.

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