|Born:September 26, 1891
|Died: August 30, 1931 39) (aged
|June 27, 1914, for the Cleveland Naps
|Last MLB appearance
|June 30, 1914, for the Cleveland Naps
|Runs batted in
Tinsley Rucker Ginn (September 26,1891 –August 30,1931) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for one season. He played with the Cleveland Naps for two games during the 1914 season. He attended the University of Georgia.
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