McGinnity, Joe

Joseph Jerome McGinnity
Born: March 20, 1871, Rock Island, Illinois
Died: November 14, 1929, Brooklyn, New York
Played For: 
Baltimore Orioles (1899), Brooklyn Superbas (1900), Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902), New York Giants (1902-1908)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1946

Joe McGinnity was nicknamed Iron Man because he worked in a foundry during the offseason, but the moniker eventually came to describe the way he pitched. He was famous for starting both ends of a doubleheader, and in 1903, he pulled off the feat three times in a single month, winning all six games. McGinnity was a key cog of pennant-winning teams with Brooklyn in 1900 and the New York Giants in 1905. Following his Major League career, he pitched in the Minors until he was 54 years old, retiring with nearly 500 wins as a professional.

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Did You Know: 
that Joe McGinnity, famed for winning both ends of doubleheaders in his younger days in the big leagues, once turned the trick at the age of 44 with Butte of the Northwestern League?
I saw a pitcher named McGinnity strike out 22 members of a girls team at Van Buren, Ark., last year. Get him for me. If he can strike out 22 girls, perhaps he can strike but two men. And I don't have any pitchers who can.
John McCloskey