James Henry “Orator Jim” O'Rourke

James Henry “Orator Jim” O'Rourke

Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 8 Jan 1919 (aged 68)
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 10
Memorial ID 21216 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he was nicknamed "Orator Jim" making his professional debut as a outfielder for the Middletown Mansfields on April 26, 1872. A very accomplished performer, he played for 23 seasons with the Middletown Mansfields, Boston Red Caps, Providence Grays, Buffalo Bisons, Washington Senators and New York Giants. He ended his career with 2643 hits, 62 homeruns, 1203 runs batted in and a .311 batting average. He died of pneumonia and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry “Orator Jim” O'Rourke (1 Sep 1850–8 Jan 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21216, citing Saint Michael's Cemetery, Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .