Jack McMahon

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John Henry McMahon

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jack McMahon had a promising baseball career cut short by disease. He died at age 25 in 1894, only a few weeks after he had signed a contract to play in 1895.

Jack was born in Waterbury, CT and was playing professionally by age 17 in the Connecticut State League. It was said that his style as a catcher was similar to that of Connie Mack. He suffered a broken finger and missed much of the 1887 season.

He played well enough during his time with the 1892 Giants to be invited back again to play for the 1893 Giants, but was hurt when his hand was hit by a pitched ball, and then had a severe toothache. Later, he broke a finger while catching Amos Rusie and by mid-season was done for the year.

Jack was traded to the 1894 Senators - prominent catcher Duke Farrell came over to the Giants as part of the trade - but Jack was unable to play that year. He died on December 30 from a bladder ailment that had troubled him for quite a while.

Main source: The Jack McMahon Story.

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