John McGraw (mcgrajo02)
born Roy Elmer Hoar
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.
- School Carnegie Institute of Technology
- Debut July 29, 1914
- Final Game July 29, 1914
- Born December 8, 1890 in Intercourse, PA USA
- Died April 27, 1967 in Torrance, CA USA
John McGraw pitched one game in the major leagues for the 1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops, giving up no hits and no runs. He played at a time when the other John McGraw was a manager, also in the New York area.
This McGraw is (through 2008) the only major league pitcher out of Carnegie Institute of Technology.
His real name was Hoar, changed to Heir, but he played professionally under the name "John McGraw", after his hero, so as not to lose his amateur status while in college.