John Munyan

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John B. Munyan

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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"Munyan is one of the best throwers in the country." - Sporting Life, May 31, 1890

Jack Munyan played three seasons in the big leagues. He was a catcher who occasionally played other positions, primarily outfield. He was the regular catcher for the 1890 St. Louis Browns, a team which had five managers and went 77-58.

Munyan's minor league career took him to teams such as Binghamton, Minneapolis, Quincy and Omaha. His off-season trade was reported as gas-fitting and plumbing. It was news when he retired from baseball in 1891 - Sporting Life reported:

"MUNYAN RETIRES. Jack Munyan has retired from the diamond and has secured a nice place in a railroad office in St. Louis. Jack is a brilliant little catcher and a good enough scholar to make a fine living with his pen. He has nothing but words of praise for President Von der Ahe." - in the Sept. 5, 1891 issue

It was reported in 1903 that he had had a "stroke of paralysis". He had been working for several years in the Erie Railroad offices.

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