Jack Easton

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John S. Easton

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Jack Easton is our old reliable, and his work . . . goes to show what a good player we have in Easton. His work in the field is simply superb." - a correspondent to Sporting Life, June 1, 1895, when Easton was playing for Oil City

Jack Easton appeared five seasons in the majors. He was mostly a pitcher, although he sometimes appeared in the field, usually in the outfield. In his most notable season, he went 15-14 in 1890.

Jack was born in Bridgeport, OH, in far eastern Ohio across the river from Wheeling, WV. As a young minor leaguer, he played for teams in Ohio and in Wheeling. He came to the majors in September 1889. After his major league days he played in the minors through 1897. He umpired one American Association game in 1891.

Although his real first name was John, he is not to be confused with a later player named John Easton.

A ballplayer named Jack Easton was arrested in 1897 on charges of murdering a man named "Pitcher", but was later exonerated.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1890)

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