Hal O'Hagan

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Patrick Henry O'Hagan
formerly identified as O'Hagen

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 173 lb.

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"THE GREATEST PLAY EVER MADE IN BASEBALL; How O'Hagan Put Out Three Men Unassisted on Monday Last -- A Feat Never Before Accomplished in the History of the Game -- Two Men on Bases and the Batter Put Out by One Man in a Few Seconds." - the headline of a lengthy article (with diagram) of Hal O'Hagan's unassisted triple play, from the August 24, 1902 issue of the New York Times

Hal O'Hagan is famous for turning possibly the first unassisted triple play in pro ball in 1902.

O'Hagan was a very busy guy in 1902, playing for five different teams, including Rochester, for whom he did the triple play. He also played for Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago and New York. While he was with New York he helped to do an assisted triple play.

He was 32 at the time, having played many years previously. He is listed as getting into one game in the majors in 1892, with the Washington Senators, shortly before he turned 23.

In the minors he played multiple years for teams such as Norfolk, Newark and Rochester. He was also a minor league player-manager a couple of seasons. He was still playing at age 38 in 1908.

Although his given name was Patrick, he was often called "Harry" or "Hal".

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