John Joseph Egan
(Jack, Silver Fox)
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 168 lb.
- Debut April 30, 1894
- Final Game April 30, 1894
- Born July 9, 1871 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died December 22, 1950 in Cranston, RI USA
Although Jack "Rip" Egan played in only one major league game, for the Washington Senators in 1894, he was a major league umpire for years.
The source The Baseball Guru - Umpires Register shows him as an American League umpire from 1907 to 1914; he also umpired a few games in 1903. He is supposed to have been president/manager of the Scranton team in 1926, as well as managing Milwaukee, Providence, Newark, and Oklahoma City. He umped in the minors but no dates are given besides a stint in the American Association from 1905 to 1907. He coached Providence College (1935-1937) and scouted for the Boston Red Sox (1939-1944) and Pittsburgh Pirates.
A highlight was umpiring the 1913 World Series.
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