Gene McCann

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Henry Eugene McCann

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gene McCann pitched in the majors for two years with the Brooklyn Superbas. His career is also tied up with the Jersey City Skeeters, as he pitched for them for several years and also was their manager. This site [1] has a paragraph on his life, indicating that he was an impeccable dresser whose trademark was a white tie.

After managing in the minors, he spent many years as a New York Yankees scout.

Gene was a key part of two of the top 100 minor league teams of all time (as chosen at (1) the 1903 Skeeters, who went 92-33 in part because Gene was 26-11 for them; (2) the 1916 New London Planters, who were 86-34 under Gene McCann as manager.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Notes
1908 Jersey City Skeeters Eastern League 36-45 7th replaced Joe Bean (22-34) on June 28
1909 Jersey City Skeeters Eastern League -- replaced by Jack Calhoun
1910 Bridgeport Orators Connecticut League 67-52 2nd
1911 Bridgeport Orators Connecticut League -- replaced by Tracy
1912 Bridgeport Orators Connecticut League 61-55 3rd
1913 Bridgeport Crossmen Eastern Association -- replaced by John Freeman
New London Planters Eastern Association 5th replaced Jack Burns
1914 New London Planters Eastern Association 81-35 1st
1916 New London Planters Eastern League 86-34 1st
1917 New London Planters Eastern League 53-52 3rd
1921 Bridgeport Americans Eastern League 85-66 3rd
1922 Bridgeport Americans Eastern League 78-73 3rd
1923 Bridgeport Americans Eastern League 71-81 5th
1924 Springfield Ponies Eastern League 87-66 2nd
1925 Springfield Ponies Eastern League 76-76 5th
1926 Springfield Ponies Eastern League 78-71 4th

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