From BR Bullpen
Patrick Henry O'Hagan
formerly identified as O'Hagen
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Height 6' 0", Weight 173 lb.
- Debut September 24, 1892
- Final Game July 17, 1902
- Born September 30, 1869 in Washington, DC USA
- Died January 14, 1913 in Newark, NJ USA
 Biographical Information
"THE GREATEST PLAY EVER MADE IN BASEBALL; How O'Hagan Put Out Three Men Unassisted on Monday Last -- A Feat Never Before Accomplished in the History of the Game -- Two Men on Bases and the Batter Put Out by One Man in a Few Seconds." - the headline of a lengthy article (with diagram) of Hal O'Hagan's unassisted triple play, from the August 24, 1902 issue of the New York Times
Hal O'Hagan is famous for turning possibly the first unassisted triple play in pro ball in 1902.
O'Hagan was a very busy guy in 1902, playing for five different teams, including Rochester, for whom he did the triple play. He also played for Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago and New York. While he was with New York he helped to do an assisted triple play.
In the minors he played multiple years for teams such as Norfolk, Newark and Rochester. He was also a minor league player-manager a couple of seasons. He was still playing at age 38 in 1908.
Although his given name was Patrick, he was often called "Harry" or "Hal".