John Montgomery Ward

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Birthday
3, 1860
Birthplace
Bellefonte, PA
Death Date
Mar 4, 1925 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
3, 1860
Birthplace
Bellefonte, PA
Death Date
Mar 4, 1925 (65)

About

Former MLB pitcher, short stop, and manager. He compiled 2,104 hits with a .275 batting average across his 17-year career.

Before Fame

He broke into the league in 1878, pitching for the Providence Grays and posting a 22-13 record with a 1.51 ERA.

Trivia

He was part of National League penant winning teams in 1879 with the Grays and in 1888 and 1889 with the New York Giants.

Family Life

His parents James and Ruth both died in 1875, just before he began his professional baseball career.

Associated With

He pitched a perfect game on June 17, 1880, beating hall of famer Pud Galvin and the Buffalo Bisons 5-0.