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 Arthur Albert “Doc” Irwin

Arthur Albert “Doc” Irwin

Birth
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 16 Jul 1921 (aged 63)
At Sea
Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Body Lost at Sea
Memorial ID 20092 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20092
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Albert “Doc” Irwin (14 Feb 1858–16 Jul 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20092, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost at sea, who reports a Body Lost at Sea.