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James J. Mutrie
(Truthful Jim)

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Jim Mutrie managed major league teams in New York, NY for nine years, winning over 61% of his games and capturing three pennants.

He was a teenage cricket player who turned to amateur baseball in 1872. He became a professional in 1875. He began his managerial career in 1879. After baseball, Mutrie lived for decades in poverty.

According to the book Amazin' by Peter Golenbock, Mutrie is considered the founding father of baseball in New York City.


Preceded by
John Ward
New York Giants Manager
1885-1891
Succeeded by
Pat Powers

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