Joe Gannon

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Michael Joseph Gannon

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Gannon pitched one game in the majors, on August 28, 1898. His St. Louis Browns played the Baltimore Orioles, and the first batter he faced was John McGraw. The second batter he faced was Willie Keeler, and the third batter was Hughie Jennings. The fourth batter was Joe Kelley, Finally, the fifth batter was not a future Hall of Famer, Dan McGann.

Joe, a local boy, was born and died in St. Louis, MO. He does not seem to have played in the minors.

There have been (through 2019) two other major leaguers named Gannon, Gussie Gannon (who came up in 1895) and Bill Gannon (who came up in 1901). In 1898, when Joe pitched his one game, both Gussie and Bill were active in the minors.

"Gannon, a local twirler, pitched the first game and had the visitors guessing for a while." - Sporting Life, September 3, 1898 issue

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