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 John Joseph McGraw

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John Joseph McGraw Famous memorial

Birth
Truxton, Cortland County, New York, USA
Death
25 Feb 1934 (aged 60)
New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot
Section L (mausoleum), Lot 187
Memorial ID
697 View Source

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 1,024 runs in 1,099 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.

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 1,024 runs in 1,099 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 697
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/697/john-joseph-mcgraw: accessed ), memorial page for John Joseph McGraw (7 Apr 1873–25 Feb 1934), Find a Grave Memorial ID 697, citing New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.