From BR Bullpen
John J. Healy
(Egyptian or Long John)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 158 lb.
- Debut September 11, 1885
- Final Game July 6, 1892
- Born October 27, 1866 in Cairo, IL USA
- Died March 16, 1899 in St. Louis, MO USA
 Biographical Information
Long John "Egyptian" Healy played eight seasons in the big leagues. In his best season, he went 22-21 for the 1890 Toledo Maumees of the 1890 American Association. He was under .500 in every other major league season.
Healy was born in Cairo, IL, presumably the source of his nickname. He was pitching in the majors at age 18. After his major league days he played for Minneapolis. He was frequently referred to as "Long John Healy".
During the 1888-89 he was part of the world tour which Al Spalding organized. Among other places, they went to Egypt.
His obituary appeared in Sporting Life, March 25, 1899. He was called "the Egyptian" because he was born in Cairo, IL and called "Long John" because he was tall and slim. It was said he was conscientious, reliable, and of good habits.
 Notable Achievements
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1890)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1886-1888 & 1890)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1886-1888 & 1890)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 2 (1886 & 1890)