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John Joseph McGraw

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player and Manager. Nicknamed "Little Napoleon" and "Muggsy", he was a professional baseball player and manager. He made his major league debut as a third baseman with the American Association Baltimore Orioles in 1891. After the Orioles moved to the National League, he remained with the team until 1899. As a player, he had a career .334 batting average, stole 436 bases and scored 1024 runs in 1099 games. In 1902, he left Baltimore to become manager of the National League New York Giants. As manager of the Giants, he won pennants in 1911 to 1913, in 1917 and 1921 to 1924. His total of 2,763 victories as a manager ranks second overall behind Connie Mack and he holds the National League record with 2,669 wins. In 1937, he was a first round inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Although McGraw played before numbers were worn on jerseys, the Giants honor him along with their retired numbers at AT&T Park San Francisco, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 697
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Joseph McGraw (7 Apr 1873–25 Feb 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 697, citing New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .