John Gilroy

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John N. Gilroy

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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John Gilroy's life was cut short at age 21, but not before he had been able to pitch two seasons in the National League. He had eight games with the Washington Senators in 1895 and one game with them in 1896. Sent to the minors for more seasoning, he was pitching quite well for the Norfolk Jewels when he was struck with appendicitis. In Norfolk, during 1896 and 1897, he had a record of 26-13, and led the 1896 Norfolk team in victories, while being one of the few pitchers on the 1897 squad to have a winning record.

"John Gilroy, who died . . . August 4, was a most promising young pitcher. He had been ill for nearly a month, several operations for appendicitis having been performed upon him in the interim. . . He started his professional career with the Staunton Club, of the Virginia League, in 1895. Previous to that time he was a bright particular star in the Departmental League . . ." - Sporting Life, August 14, 1897

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