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From BR Bullpen
John W. O'Rourke
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut May 1, 1879
- Final Game September 10, 1883
- Born August 23, 1849 in Bridgeport, CT USA
- Died June 23, 1911 in Boston, MA USA
 Biographical Information
John O'Rourke played three good seasons of major league baseball. He was the older brother of Jim O'Rourke.
John's first season was in 1879, at the age of 29, with the Boston Red Caps, where he hit .341 with a .521 slugging percentage. The batting average was fourth in the league and the slugging percentage led the league. The team came in second in the league.
John had a dispute with the team about salary owed him in 1880, and finally in 1882 he received a settlement.
- Uncle of Queenie O'Rourke.