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John J. Cronin

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

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Before there was Joe Cronin, there was Jack Cronin. Jack played seven years in the majors with six teams (twice with Brooklyn). Except for part of 1902, all his games were in the National League.

A pitcher, Cronin won 43 of his 100 decisions, usually posting an ERA close to the league average.

He had been with Detroit when it was a minor league team and then stayed with the Detroit Tigers in 1901 when they became a major league team.

The New York Giants used him seven times in the outfield in 1902, although he was not a strong hitter. He was also a substitute umpire, working a couple of AL games in 1901, two in the NL in 1902 and one more in the senior circuit in 1903.

He is one of five major leaguers with the last name "Cronin". Joe Cronin was born in 1906, not long after Jack's major league career ended.

While growing up, Jack's neighbors in the West New Brighton section of Staten Island, NY included Tuck Turner, Brewery Jack Taylor, Jack Sharrott, and George Sharrott.

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