Harry McIntire

From BR Bullpen


John Reid McIntire

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

BR page

Biographical Information[edit]

Harry McIntire pitched nine years in the major leagues, primarily as a starter. He typically had an ERA that was a bit worse than the league average, and his career record was 71-117.

As a rookie in 1905 he went 8-25, but his team, the Brooklyn Superbas, went 48-104. He had been purchased in 1904 from Memphis.

McIntire pitched 10 2/3 innings of no-hit ball on August 1, 1906, before Claude Ritchey singled. McIntire lost the game 1-0 in the 13th inning. Source: SABR Biography of Claude Ritchey.

In 1910 he was traded to the Chicago Cubs, and his win-loss percentages improved. He pitched in two games in the 1910 World Series.

He finished out his major league career with one game for the Cincinnati Reds in 1913, a team managed by his former teammate Joe Tinker.

One observer crunched some numbers and chose McIntire as one of the "meanest pitchers" in baseball history. The theory was that a pitcher who hits a lot of batsmen is aggressive, and if that pitcher also has few wild pitches, it is possible that pitcher was hitting the batsmen on purpose. McIntire ranks # 2 on this list, with 96 hit batsmen compared with 14 wild pitches. Meanest pitcher in baseball

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1905, 1906, 1908 & 1909)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1905)

Related Sites[edit]