Patsy Gharrity

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Edward Patrick Gharrity

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Patsy Gharrity played his entire major league career, ten years, with the Washington Senators. In the minors he spent several seasons with the Minneapolis Millers, including 1915 when the team won the pennant.

In his best year as a player with the Senators, !1921, he posted a batting line of .310/.386/.455.

Although some sources claim that Gharrity was Walter Johnson's "favorite catcher", Gharrity didn't actually catch many of Johnson's starts.

The book Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train states that Gharrity played outlaw ball after his time in the majors, and when Johnson wanted him as coach in 1929, he had to be reinstated by the commissioner.

He was a Senators coach from 1929 to 1932 and also made a handful of appearances as a player in his first two years on the club's staff. He then spent the next three years, 1933 to 1935 as a member of the Cleveland Indians coaching staff.

In 1938 he managed at Eau Claire.

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