McCarthy, Tommy

Thomas Francis Michael McCarthy
Born: July 24, 1863, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: August 5, 1922, Boston, Massachusetts
Played For: 
Boston Reds (1884), Boston Beaneaters (1885, 1892-1895), Philadelphia Quakers (1886-1887), St. Louis Browns (1888-1891), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1896)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946

Tommy McCarthy teamed with Hugh Duffy to form the Heavenly Twins duo in the Boston Beaneaters outfield of the 1890s. In addition to being a fine hitter with exceptional speed, McCarthy was a clever, daring and intelligent player who originated many tricks, such as trapping fly balls to fool opposing baserunners. A lifetime .294 hitter, he stole 109 bases in 1888 to help the St. Louis Browns capture the pennant.

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Did You Know: 
that Tommy McCarthy is the only member of the Hall of Fame to have played in the short-lived Union Association of 1884?