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John Nelson Kerins

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 177 lb.

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"John Kerins had a solid year in 1886 for Louisville. He was headed for an even better one in 1887 before breaking his right hand . . . Kerins . . . was never the same player." - from the book The Beer and Whisky League, which features a baseball card of him

John Kerins played seven years in the majors and briefly managed twice. He played first base, outfield and catcher, and led the American Association in triples in 1887.

Kerins was born in Indianapolis, IN and played at Fort Wayne as well as with an independent Indianapolis team before coming to the majors with the 1884 Indianapolis Hoosiers. The bulk of his career was spent with the Louisville Colonels.

He was a substitute umpire in the 1888 NL, a regular ump in the 1889 AA, 1890 AA, 1891 AA, a substitute in the 1908 AL and a regular umpire in the 1909 AL and 1910 AL.

He died in Louisville in 1919.

Preceded by
Tommy McCarthy
St. Louis Browns Manager
1890
Succeeded by
Chief Roseman

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