(November 18, 1863-October 31, 1936)
Born in Youngstown, Ohio
Birth name was James Thomas McGuire
Catcher for the Toledo Blue Stockings (1884), Detroit Wolverines (1885, 1888), Philadelphia Quakers (1886-1888), Cleveland Blues (1888), Rochester Broncos (1890), *Washington Statesmen/Senators (1892-1899, Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1901), Detroit Tigers (1902-1903, 1912), New York Highlanders (1904-1907), Boston Americans/Red Sox (1907-1908) and the Cleveland Naps (1908, 1910)
Manager of the *Washington Senators (1898), Boston Americans/Red Sox (1907-1908) and the Cleveland Naps (1909-1911)
Assistant coach for the Detroit Tigers (1911, 1912-1916)
*Not the Senators team that became the Minnesota Twins or the Senators team that became the Texas Rangers, but a team that was folded in the 19th century
Holds the record for playing for the most managers (29)
Record holder for the most assists as a catcher (1,859) (1912- )
Why he might be annoying
He played for 11 different teams throughout his playing career.
He always had a losing record as a player-manager.
He was in two separate stints with the Wolverines, Tigers and the Naps.
He gave up 5 runs in one game as a pitcher (1890).
He committed 577 career errors as a catcher.
Why he might not be annoying
He was the first team captain of the Red Sox.
He was one of the rarely used pinch hitters who played well in his time.
He played baseball in four different decades.
He was a member of two Superbras teams that won the NL Champion title (1899, 1900).
His 26 season playing career record stood alone for many years until Tommy John tied it in 1989.
Credit: Neo NX2004
Share this link with a friend:
Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 37 Votes: 2.70% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 70 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
Featured in the following Annoying Collections: