|Died: November 2, 1899|
|April 21, 1875, for the Philadelphia Centennials|
|Last MLB appearance|
|1876, for the Boston Red Caps|
Timothy S. McGinley (born 1854 in Philadelphia –November 2,1899 in Oakland,California),was a Major League Baseball player who played catcher from 1875-1876. He would play for the Philadelphia Centennials,New Haven Elm Citys,and Boston Red Caps.
On April 22,1876,McGinley recorded the first run in MLB history.
The Oakland Athletics are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland,California. The Athletics compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team plays its home games at the Oakland Coliseum. Throughout their history,the Athletics have won nine World Series championships.
The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004,the team's home stadium has been Citizens Bank Park,located in South Philadelphia. The Phillies are the oldest continuous same-name,same-city franchise in American professional sports.
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The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco. The Giants compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams,and renamed three years later the New York Giants,the team eventually moved to San Francisco in 1958.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world. As of 2022,a total of 30 teams play in Major League Baseball—15 teams in the National League (NL) and 15 in the American League (AL)—with 29 in the United States and 1 in Canada. The NL and AL were formed in 1876 and 1901,respectively. Beginning in 1903,the two leagues signed the National Agreement and cooperated but remained legally separate entities until 2000,when they merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball. MLB is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan.
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In baseball,an unassisted triple play occurs when a defensive player makes all three outs by himself in one continuous play,without his teammates making any assists. Neal Ball was the first to achieve this in Major League Baseball (MLB) under modern rules,doing so on July 19,1909. For this rare play to be possible there must be no outs in the inning and at least two runners on base,normally with the runners going on the pitch. An unassisted triple play usually consists of a hard line drive hit directly at an infielder for the first out,with that same fielder then able to double off one of the base runners and tag a second for the second and third outs.
The designated hitter (DH) is a baseball player who bats in place of another position player,most commonly the pitcher. The position is authorized by Major League Baseball Rule 5.11. It was adopted by the American League in 1973 and later by the National League in 2022,making it universal in MLB. Within that time frame,nearly all amateur,collegiate,and professional leagues have adopted the rule or some variant with the notable exception of Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League.
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George Washington Bradley,nicknamed "Grin",was an American professional baseball player who was a pitcher and infielder. He played for multiple teams in the early years of the National League,the oldest league still active in Major League Baseball (MLB). Bradley is noted for pitching the first no-hitter that is officially recognized by MLB,on July 15,1876,for the St. Louis Brown Stockings against the Hartford Dark Blues. As a player,he was listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and 175 pounds (79 kg);he threw and batted right-handed.
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John Edgar Clapp,nicknamed "Honest John",was a professional baseball player-manager whose career spanned 12 seasons,11 of which were spent with the Major League Baseball (MLB) Middletown Mansfields (1872),Philadelphia Athletics (1873–75),St. Louis Brown Stockings (1876–77),Indianapolis Blues (1878),Buffalo Bisons (1879),Cincinnati Stars (1880),Cleveland Blues (1881),and New York Gothams (1883). Clapp,who predominately played as a catcher,also played as an outfielder. Over his career,Clapp compiled a career batting average of .283 with 459 runs scored,713 hits,92 doubles,35 triples,7 home runs,and 834 runs batted in (RBI). Over 1,188 games played,Clapp struck out 51 times. Although the majority of his career was spent in the major leagues,Clapp also played two seasons of minor league baseball. He made his MLB debut at the age of 21 and was listed as standing 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) and weighing 194 pounds (88 kg). His brother,Aaron Clapp,also played one season of MLB for the Troy Trojans.
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Below are the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies:
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