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John J. Healy
(Egyptian or Long John)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 158 lb.

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[edit] 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.

The book Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years has a photo of the 1892 Orioles including Healy, John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson and others.

The Deadball Era.com says that after baseball he was a detective for the St. Louis, MO police department.

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.

[edit] 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)

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