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Arthur Albert "Doc" Irwin
Birth: Feb. 14, 1858
Death: Jul. 16, 1921

Major League Baseball Player, Manager. He played with Worchester, Providence, Washington and Philadelphia of the National League, along with Boston Clubs in both the Players League and American Association. Had a lifetime .241 average over 13 seasons. He was also a manager with the Washington, Philadelphia and New York Clubs of the NL and and the Boston club of the Players League. Wound up with a lifetime 416-427 mark as a manager. He is credited with inverting the football scoreboard. Later went on to scout for the New York Giants where he originally discovered Lou Gehrig. In 1921, in ill health and suffering from depression, he committed suicide by jumping off the Metropolitan Line Steamer "Calvin Austin" into the Atlantic Ocean. He had been on his way to Boston to see his "Legal" wife and family. After his death it was learned that he had, in fact, two families. One in New York and one in Boston and that he had lived a double life for over 30 years. Some suggested that the possibility of a scandle was the direct cause of his suicide. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Body Lost at Sea
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20092
Arthur Albert Doc Irwin
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Arthur Albert Doc Irwin
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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