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Michael James McAtee
Birth: Mar., 1845
Death: Oct. 18, 1876

Major League Baseball Player. 'Bub' McAtee was one of the original Haymakers of Troy, a collection of stars who competed against other top flight baseball teams throughout the East. McAtee joined the in 1866, were he gained a reputation as a top rate infielder. He played first base, shortstop so well that New York papers wrote that "he played the position better than it had been filled hitherto," With the advent of the Newly Formed National Association, he joined the White Stockings of Chicago where he played with fellow Troy native Mart King. After one season in Chicago, he and King returned to troy and joined the hometown Haymakers. He retired from pro ball after the Haymakers dropped out of the NA at the end of the 1872 season. After he retired, he continued to play local ball, enjoying the game almost up to the time of his death. He became a successful saloon keeper, and was considered to be a merchant of promise in the area. He was stricken with cancer, and died at 31. At his death, he was lauded as "a generous and warm friend and his early death is deeply regretted". Over the course of his career, he accrued a lifetime average of .246 on 65 hits. He collected 11 doubles, 3 triples, and 25 RBI's in 264 at-bats. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Cemetery
Lansingburgh
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Mar 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8495660
Michael James McAtee
Added by: Frank Russo
 
Michael James McAtee
Added by: Frank Russo
 
Michael James McAtee
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Fantastic career..
- Edmund C. Dodge
 Added: Apr. 28, 2014
Remembering you today
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 18, 2012
Sorry you left us so soon. See you at the ballpark in Heaven.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Oct. 18, 2010
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