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From BR Bullpen
John Arthur McCarthy
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 155 lb.
- School College of the Holy Cross
- Debut August 3, 1893
- Final Game May 25, 1907
- Born March 26, 1869 in Hardwick, MA USA
- Died unknown
 Biographical Information
Jack McCarthy played major league baseball for 12 seasons, primarily as a left fielder. His batting average of .287 was accomplished partly in the high-hitting era of the 1890s and partly in the low-hitting era of the 1900s. His .321 in 1901 was ninth best in the 1901 American League.
He attended College of the Holy Cross and made his major league debut the same year that he left Holy Cross. However, he had already been playing minor league ball as early as 1891.
Jack also managed four years in the minors.
McCarthy is listed in most reference sources as having died on September 11, 1931. However, that date is incorrect as McCarthy played in an old-timers game in Chicago in 1933, and it was known that McCarthy was working as a tailor in Chicago in the 1930s and married one Jessie Halpin from Kansas City, who died in 1943. As a result, McCarthy's death date is still unknown, although there is speculation he died in 1948.
He had a younger brother named Frank who played in the minors.
 Further Reading
- "Jack McCarthy" in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, September/October 2007, Society for American Baseball Research, Cleveland, OH, 2007. pp. 1-2.