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Full Name: Thomas Francis Michael McCarthy Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 7"/170 First Game: July 10, 1884
Birthdate: July 24, 1863 Final Game: September 26, 1896
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts MLB Experience: 13 years
Died: August 5, 1922
Deathplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946


Biography

Tommy McCarthy (Thomas Francis Michael McCarthy) was born on July 24, 1863 in Boston, Massachusetts. He made his Major League debut on July 10, 1884 for the Boston Reds. In 1884, his rookie year, he hit .215 with 0 home runs and 0 RBI. McCarthy played for the Boston Reds, Boston Beaneaters, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Browns and Brooklyn Bridegrooms over the course of his 13 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Tommy McCarthy's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1894, when he stole 43 bases, hit for a .349 average and knocked in 126 runs. However, others believe that it was 1890, when he stole 83 bases, hit for a .350 average and knocked in 69 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1884 BOS U 53 209 37 45 0 0 .215 .237 .244 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
1885 BOS N 40 148 16 27 0 11 .182 .209 .196 2 0 5 25 0 0 0 0 0
1886 PHI N 8 27 6 5 0 3 .185 .241 .333 2 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
1887 PHI N 18 70 7 13 0 6 .186 .219 .243 4 0 2 5 1 0 15 0 0
1888 STL a 131 511 107 140 1 68 .274 .328 .331 20 3 38 0 3 0 93 0 0
1889 STL a 140 604 136 176 2 63 .291 .348 .364 24 7 46 26 6 0 57 0 0
1890 STL a 133 548 137 192 6 69 .350 .430 .467 28 9 66 0 11 0 83 0 0
1891 STL a 136 578 127 179 8 95 .310 .375 .408 21 6 50 19 10 0 37 0 0
1892 BOS N 152 603 119 146 4 63 .242 .347 .310 19 5 93 29 4 0 53 0 0
1893 BOS N 116 462 107 160 5 111 .346 .429 .465 28 6 64 10 3 0 46 0 0
1894 BOS N 127 539 118 188 13 126 .349 .419 .490 21 8 59 17 6 9 43 0 0
1895 BOS N 117 452 90 131 2 73 .290 .391 .341 13 2 72 12 3 15 18 0 0
1896 BRO N 104 377 62 94 3 47 .249 .316 .316 8 4 34 17 3 9 22 0 0
Total UA 53 209 37 45 0 0 .215 .237 .244 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 682 2678 525 764 27 440 .285 .368 .371 97 26 331 118 20 33 198 0 0
Total AA 540 2241 507 687 17 295 .307 .371 .393 93 25 200 45 30 0 270 0 0
Total 1275 5128 1069 1496 44 735 .292 .364 .376 192 53 537 163 50 33 468 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1884 BOS U OF 48 0 0 39 11 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 .794
1884 BOS U P 7 0 0 6 19 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1885 BOS N OF 40 0 0 69 8 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 .865
1886 PHI N OF 8 0 0 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .818
1886 PHI N P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1887 PHI N 2B 5 0 0 8 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .789
1887 PHI N SS 3 0 0 7 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .563
1887 PHI N OF 8 0 0 24 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .897
1887 PHI N 3B 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
1888 STL a OF 131 0 0 243 44 21 12 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1888 STL a P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1889 STL a 2B 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
1889 STL a P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1889 STL a OF 140 0 0 229 38 32 11 0 0 0 0 0 .893
1890 STL a OF 102 0 0 157 19 21 5 0 0 0 0 0 .893
1890 STL a 3B 32 0 0 48 75 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 .848
1890 STL a 2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1891 STL a OF 113 0 0 164 24 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 .895
1891 STL a 3B 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600
1891 STL a 2B 14 0 0 34 30 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .842
1891 STL a P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1891 STL a SS 12 0 0 30 36 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 .846
1892 BOS N OF 152 0 0 219 29 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 .883
1893 BOS N OF 108 0 0 202 28 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 .902
1893 BOS N 2B 7 0 0 15 15 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .882
1893 BOS N SS 3 0 0 11 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .850
1894 BOS N OF 127 0 0 291 28 34 10 0 0 0 0 0 .904
1894 BOS N 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1894 BOS N SS 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1894 BOS N P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1895 BOS N OF 109 0 0 199 16 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 .885
1895 BOS N 2B 9 0 0 13 19 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .865
1896 BRO N OF 103 0 0 175 20 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 .920
Total OF 1189 0 0 2019 268 263 60 0 0 0 0 0 .897
Total 2B 39 0 0 71 75 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 .849
Total P 13 0 0 6 19 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .833
Total 3B 37 0 0 49 78 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 .825
Total SS 20 0 0 48 47 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 .812

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1884 BOS U 7 6 0 7 4.82 18 53 30 5 0 0 56 73 2 14 0 0 0
1886 PHI N 1 0 0 0 .00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
1888 STL a 2 0 0 0 4.15 1 3 2 0 0 0 4.1 3 1 2 0 0 0
1889 STL a 1 0 0 0 7.20 1 4 4 0 0 0 5 4 0 6 0 0 0
1891 STL a 1 0 0 0 9.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
1894 BOS N 1 0 0 0 4.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 1 0
Total UA 7 6 0 7 4.82 18 53 30 5 0 0 56 73 2 14 0 0 0
Total NL 2 0 0 0 3.00 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 1 0
Total AA 4 0 0 0 6.10 2 9 7 0 0 0 10.1 9 1 8 0 0 0
Total 13 6 0 7 4.93 21 63 38 5 0 0 69.1 83 3 26 0 1 0

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Boston Beaneaters (1885).
  • Sold by Boston Beaneaters to Brooklyn Bridegrooms for $6000 (November 18, 1895).

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