Deacon McGuire

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Birthday
18, 1863
Birthplace
Youngstown, OH
Death Date
Oct 31, 1936 (72)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1863
Birthplace
Youngstown, OH
Death Date
Oct 31, 1936 (72)

About

The original baseball ironman, he spent 26 seasons as a catcher with a dozen different teams; nicknamed 'The Duke' for his mild-mannered approach to the game.

Before Fame

He first played professionally for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association.

Trivia

He became a manager after retiring, but never stayed with a team for more than two years.

Family Life

He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in the middle of the Civil War.

Associated With

His final appearance behind the plate came two years into his retirement, when the regulars of the Detroit Tigers, who he was managing, went on strike to protest the suspension of Ty Cobb.