Local History

John McGraw - Baseball Hall of Famer

Born: 4/7/1873 (Truxton, NY)

 

Died: 2/25/1934 (New Rochelle, NY)

 

Height: 5' 7"

 

Weight: 155 lbs.

 

Threw: Right

 

Batted: Left

 

Elected: 1937

John McGraw was the fiery, hard-hitting third baseman of the Baltimore Orioles in the 1890's, but he achieved much more recognition as an innovative, autocratic field manager. In his 30 years at the helm of the New York Giants, "Little Napoleon's" teams won ten pennants and missed the first division on only four occasions. He is credited with developing the hit-and-run and other strategic moves, but his forte was his uncanny ability to assess baseball talent.

John McGraw grew up in Truxton and later provided much support for the Truxton Giants. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and he is still, to this day, the most winning Manager in baseball history. John McGraw managed the New York Giants from 1902-1932.

[Note: A special "thank you" to Kathleen A. Sochia, a direct descendent, who provided much of this information.]

As Player:

G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
PCT
1099
3924
1024
1309
121
70
13
462
.334

As Manager:

Years
G
W
L
PCT
33
4801
2784
1959
.587

 

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