Emmett McCann

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Robert Emmett McCann

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Biographical Information[edit]

Emmett McCann was a Philadelphia boy who became the youngest player in the American League in 1920 when he appeared with the Philadelphia Athletics in 13 games. Connie Mack sometimes found prospects in the local high school leagues, and McCann had played for West Philadelphia High School. His first name is spelled Emmet in some sources.

In 1921 McCann was the second-youngest player in the AL, and he appeared in 52 games, getting 157 at-bats at age 19.

In both seasons, Chick Galloway was the regular shortstop. In 1920, McCann hit better, but in 1921, Galloway hit better.

McCann came back for 6 games with the Boston Red Sox in 1926. All three of McCann's teams lost at least 100 games.

He committed suicide at age 35.

The book Baseball Visions of the Roaring Twenties has a photo of McCann with Portland in 1922.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1931 Indianapolis Indians American Association 64-52 3rd replaced Red Corriden (22-28) on June 15
1932 Indianapolis Indians American Association 86-80 5th
1933 St. Paul Saints American Association 70-71 -- -- replaced by Phil Todt (8-4) on August 31
1934 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association 19-36 -- -- replaced by John Monroe (40-59) on June 11
1935 Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League -- -- replaced Frank Bedenk
replaced by Fred Coumbe

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