John Thornton

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John James Thornton

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Thornton was the first of four managers of the 1906 Dayton Veterans in the Central League. He played only three seasons in the major leagues, as a pitcher and outfielder, but was in the minor leagues for years. In 1891, he went 15-16 for the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3.68 ERA in 269 innings. He walked 115 batters but struck out only 52.

Thornton's death was erroneously reported several times, a result of his relatively common name and the fact that his middle name had not been recorded, until researcher Peter Morris managed to track down a great niece, who provided the correct information.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1891)

Further reading[edit]

  • "John Thornton", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, November/December 2011, p. 3.

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