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John Good Reilly (Long John)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 178 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Long John Reilly was born in Cincinnati, died in Cincinnati, and played his entire 10-year major league career in Cincinnati, mostly in the American Association.

He was twice second in the league in batting average, led the league in slugging twice and was second twice, and led the league in home runs twice. He hit a notable 26 triples in 1890 while playing in the National League.

He played alongside Bid McPhee in the infield for most of his career. McPhee also played his entire major league career in Cincinnati.

He hit for the cycle three times in his career, a record he shares with Babe Herman and Bob Meusel.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 2-time AA Slugging Percentage Leader (1884 & 1888)
  • 2-time AA OPS Leader (1884 & 1888)
  • 2-time AA Total Bases Leader (1884 & 1888)
  • NL Triples Leader (1890)
  • 2-time AA Home Runs Leader (1884 & 1888)
  • AA RBI Leader (1888)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 5 (1883, 1884, 1887, 1888 & 1890)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1888)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 2 (1887 & 1888)

[edit] Records Held

  • Most times hitting for the cycle, career, 3 (tied)
  • Most times hitting for the cycle, season, 2, 1883 (tied)

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