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Henry M. O'Day
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- School Saint Mary's College of California
- Debut May 2, 1884
- Final Game October 3, 1890
- Born July 8, 1859 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died July 2, 1935 in Chicago, IL USA
 Biographical Information
More famous as an umpire, Hank O'Day pitched for seven years in the majors and also played a few games in the outfield. He also managed two years in the major leagues. However, he was an umpire for much longer than he was a player or a manager. As an umpire, he was involved in the famous Merkle Bonehead Play. He was also the home plate umpire in the first World Series game in 1903 and would go on to officiate in 10 World Series.
In his best year as a major league pitcher, he went 22-13 for the New York Giants in 1890. Previously, he had been 2-0 in the 1889 equivalent of the World Series. In the minors, he went 26-11 for Savannah in 1886.
After his playing career, O'Day was a National League umpire in 1895 and from 1897 to 1911. He then managed the Cincinnati Reds in 1912 before returning to umpiring in 1913. O'Day managed the Chicago Cubs in 1914, then went back to umping for good from 1915 to 1927. After 1927 he served in an advisory position.
O'Day's name was on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot in which the Veterans Committee examined candidates from the pre-integration era. He was one of three persons elected on December 3, 2012, with his induction taking place the following July.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time League Saves Leader (1884/AA & 1890/PL)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1890)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1884, 1887, 1888 & 1890)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1884, 1888 & 1890)
- 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1888)
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 2013
|Cincinnati Reds Manager
|Chicago Cubs Manager